Goats - Small Farm - USU Extension

    Goats

    Goats are quickly becoming a popular livestock choice for small acreage farms, however many needs must be met to achieve a happy goat farm. The first task would be to evaluate the amount of space that can be dedicated to goats and their well being. For starters you will need a goat pen and goat house, along with a storage area for supplies and feed. Allowing generous space for eating and sleeping is essential, but remember to consider the placement of the pen and house so it has access to sun and shade with protection from strong winds. Some plants and exotic grasses can be potentially harmful to goats making it important to keep the pen clear of any poisonous plants known to the region. Click here for a link to common poisonous plants in northern Utah. Learn more about raising goats with the links below.