Iowa Milk Goat Numbers Up 2 Percent From Jan ’17

Milk goat inventory in Iowa as of January 1, 2018 was 31,000 head, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report. Iowa ranked third in total milk goats. The inventory was up 2 percent from January 2017. Total meat and other goat inventory was 35,000 head, an increase of 9 percent from the previous year.

Iowa milking goats total 31,000 in Jan ’18

All goats and kids inventory in the United States on Jan ’18 totaled 2.62 million head, down 1 percent from 2017. Breeding goat inventory totaled 2.16 million head, down slightly from 2017. Does one year old and older, at 1.60 million head, were one percent below a year ago.  Market goats and kids totaled 459 thousand head, down two percent from 2017 totals.

Meat and all other goats totaled 2.10 million head, down one percent from 2017. Milk goat inventory was 380 thousand head, up two percent from January 1, 2017.

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