A nanny goat is an adult female goat, a backyard and farmyard favorite that supplies milk, meat, and companionship. There are over one hundred goat breeds, all adapted to various conditions and bred for particular qualities.
More people worldwide drink goat milk than cow milk, with morethan 80% of the world's goats living in Asia or Africa. Goats havelong been raised for milk and meat. However, unlike cows orchickens, goats are more likely to be raised by families to providesustenance rather than as a cash commodity. For example, onepopular milking goat produces about 3 quarts of milk per day, with5% butterfat. In comparison, a Holstein cow might produce 8 gallonsof 4% fat milk each day.