For years, many people have only been familiar with the usual chicken, pork, and beef. Some even forget that there are other meats for healthy consumption such as lamb and goat.
I personally buy goats. Not just for personal consumption, but also for making money. (Yes, I am a goat breeder.)
Now here comes the most common question I receive from many people: why buy goats? Why raise goats? What’s in a goat?
There is a simple answer and a lengthier one. The simple answer is I buy goats because they have many uses. The lengthier answer is a full explanation of my simple answer. Since I am in the mood for some lengthy explanation, let me expound on why I choose to purchase and raise goats.
The Goat’s Milk Is Wonderful
I’m sure many of you have been to high-end shops selling expensive soaps, shampoo, and lotion. And if you have been paying attention to the prices of the items on displayinon these chic shops, then you would know that items made from goat’s milk are a bit pricey.
Goat’s milk soap and body wash are some of the highest-priced items one can find in these beauty stores. This is because the milk of the goat is perfect for the skin. It makes skin feel supple, smooth, and some would even claim that goat milk can help with anti-aging.
Many people during ancient times bathed in milk. And a great many of them preferred goat’s milk for drinking as well.
Of course, the milk of the goats isn’t only for beauty purposes. For those totally clueless on the uses of this animal’s milk, then let me happily inform you that goat’s milk is also for drinking. It has a slightly strong taste, but not too overpowering. Many only know of cow’s milk, but in fact, other animals’ milk is just as tasty and nutritious. Carabao milk is preferred by many as well as goat’s milk. These milks are great sources of protein.
So, that’s one of the reasons why I buy goats.
Goats Are Nutritious
Okay, so here’s another reason why I choose to buy goats. I love their meat. And so do millions of other people in the world.
What’s in a goat? Well, as my heading above mentioned it is nutritious.
Here are some figures. For a three-ounce serving, goat meat only has 122 calories. Beef has 179 calories, and chicken has 162 calories. Let’s do the math. Chicken has 40 calories more and beef has 57 calories more than goat meat for one serving.
Now that’s for calories. But in terms of nutrients, goat meat is almost at par with beef and chicken. And in terms of iron, I gleefully tell you that goat meat is packed with more iron compared to chicken, boasting of 2.9 mg of iron for a three-ounce portion. Chicken, on the other hand, only has 1.5 mg of iron. So, that’s 1.4 mg difference per serving.
Now, let us go back to the common question thrown at me: why buy goats? Well, it has many benefits. So far, I have only discussed the advantages of the meat and the milk, but there are also other reasons why I breed goats. I am happy to say that I buy and sell goats because it’s a very profitable business for me, and I love helping other people get healthy meat!