For the Love of Goats
The San Clemente Island Goat originally came from off the coast of California where they had become so invasive that the government started an eradication program in the late 1970s. Today less than a thousand of these goats are currently found in small herds around the US and Canada. In this episode I’m talking to Erin Link, who raises them and helped to start the new breeders association.
In addition to having a goat meat CSA, Erin also milks her goats and sells goat milk soap to raise awareness about the breed.
5:30 making soap
7:15 milk production
15:00 size of the goats
17:00 selling goat meat through a CSA
20:18 history of the breed
23:00 San Clemente Island Goat Breeders Association
26:00 registering goats
This episode is sponsored by Standlee Premium Western Forage. We use their Horse Fresh in our barn under the straw bedding. It is 100% zeolite, a natural mineral that’s safe for you, your goats, and your compost pile.
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