How do I start a goat farm?
December 11, 2013 6:19 AM Subscribe
If you were in your late twenties with no experience of farming or dairy, what would you start doing now to have a small goat farm and dairy of your own in 5 - 10 years?
posted by twirlypen to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
If we take it as granted that this is a serious desire and something I'm willing to work towards, what would be some clever things to do now? My current plan is to do some cheesemaking at home, and read whatever I can. When it's possible I'll try to volunteer or WWOOF at a goat farm somewhere. Apart from that...what would you do to get there sooner, and in better shape? I tend to do things on the fly and figure out how it works by getting everything wrong first, so a little preparation here would be fantastic.