Domesticated around 9,000 years ago, goats were one of the first animals to be brought to America.
Today, they are widely raised for fiber, milk and meat, with over 450 million goats in the world.
So what is the weight of a goat?
Adult goats can weigh anywhere from around 44.1 to 308.6 pounds (20 kg to 140 kg) depending on the breed.
Nigerian dwarf milk goats are the smallest breed, with an average weight of 75 pounds (34 kg).
Angora goats, the most common type of fiber goat, can weigh 88 pounds (40 kg) or more.
Meat breeds are usually the heaviest, with an average weight of around 286 pounds (130 kg).
Goats were one of the first animals to be domesticated and have been herded for around 9,000 years.
Each goat has a unique a unique call and scent, allowing the mother to easily distinguish them straight from birth.
Amazingly, goats can stand and walk just minutes after being born.
As foragers, they are known to eat pretty much anything, including trees, shrubs, hay and grains.
Goats live in a wide range of different habitats, including everything from plains to steep mountainsides.
~ Fun Fact ~
The saying “cool as a cucumber” comes from the fact that the inside of a cucumber remains around 11 degrees cooler than outside temperatures, mainly because of its high water content.