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Goat Numbers Down Year/Year

Meat and other goat inventory in Minnesota as of January 1, 2020, totaled 24,000 head, down 4 percent from January 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report. 

Total milk goat inventory, at 14,000 head, was up 8 percent from the previous year. 

All goats and kids inventory in the United States on January 1, 2020 totaled 2.66 million head, up 1 percent from 2019. 

Breeding goat inventory totaled 2.18 million head, up 2 percent from 2019. 

Does one year old and older, at 1.62 million head, were up 2 percent from last year’s number. 

Market goats and kids totaled 478 thousand head, up 1 percent from a year ago. 

Kid crop for 2019 totaled 1.64 million head for all goats, up slightly from 2018. Meat and other goats totaled 2.09 million head on January 1, 2020, up 2 percent from 2019. 

Milk goat inventory was 440 thousand head, up 2 percent from January 1, 2019, while Angora goats were down 5 percent, totaling 130 thousand head. 

Mohair production in the United States during 2019 was 730 thousand pounds. Goats and kids clipped totaled 127 thousand head. 

Average weight per clip was 5.7 pounds. Mohair price was $6.37 per pound with a value of 4.65 million dollars.


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