We have a lovely herd of pygmy goats on the farm, they live in a purpose built shed at the top end of the nature walk. The door is left open so that they are able to go indoors and outdoors freely.
A pygmy goat is a small breed of domestic goat. Although they produce a very large amount of milk for their size, and can be eaten, pygmy goats are not typically used for milk or meat, unlike larger dairy and meat goat breeds.
Pygmy goats tend to be more robust and breed more continually throughout the year than either dairy or meat goats. They are also sometimes kept as pets in urban or suburban backyards, depending on local regulation of livestock ownership.
The pygmy goat is quite hardy, an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virtually all climates.
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Artiodactylia
- Family: Bovidae
- Genus: Capra
- Species: Capra hircus