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Goat Inventories Down in January

Meat and other goat inventory in Minnesota as of January 1, 2021, totaled 26,000 head, up 8% from January 2020, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report. 

Total milk goat inventory, at 12,000 head, was down 14% from the previous year. 

All goats and kids inventory in the United States on January 1, 2021, totaled 2.58 million head, down 3% from 2020. 

Breeding goat inventory totaled 2.12 million head, down 3% from 2020. 

Does one year old and older, at 1.57 million head, were down 3% from last year’s number. 

Market goats and kids totaled 465 thousand head, down 3% from a year ago. 

Kid crop for 2020 totaled 1.66 million head for all goats, up 1% from 2019. 

Meat and all other goats totaled 2.05 million head on January 1, 2021, down 2% from 2020. 

Milk goat inventory was 420 thousand head, down 3% from January 1, 2020, while Angora goats were down 10%, totaling 117 thousand head.

Mohair production in the United States during 2020 was 589 thousand pounds. 

Goats and kids clipped totaled 113 thousand head. 

Average weight per clip was 5.2 pounds. 

Mohair price was $5.07 per pound with a value of 2.99 million dollars.

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