All Natural Farm Raised - Grass Fed Goats & Lambs @Oba Farms
The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep, both being in the goat antelope subfamily Caprinae. Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated species and used for high quality goat meat. For 1,000's of years, goats have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the last century they have also gained some popularity as pets. Female goats are referred to as does or nannies, intact males as bucks or billies; their offspring are kids. Castrated males are wethers. Goat meat from younger animals is called kid, and from older animals is sometimes called chevon, or in some areas mutton.
Diet of Grass Fed Goats
Goats are reputed to be willing to eat almost anything. The digestive systems of a goat allow nearly any organic substance to be broken down and used as nutrients. Contrary to this reputation, they are quite fastidious in their habits, preferring to browse on the tips of woody shrubs and trees, as well as the occasional broad leaved plant. However, it can fairly be said that goats will eat almost anything in the botanical world. Their plant diet is extremely varied and includes some species which are toxic or detrimental to cattle and sheep. This makes them valuable for controlling noxious weeds and clearing brush and undergrowth. They will seldom eat soiled food or contaminated water unless facing starvation. This is one of the reasons why goat rearing is most often free ranging since stall-fed goat rearing involves extensive upkeep and is seldom commercially viable. We find that grass fed goats are the best.
Goats do not usually consume garbage, tin cans, or clothing, although they will occasionally eat things made primarily of plant material, which can include wood. They have an intensely inquisitive and intelligent nature: they will explore anything new or unfamiliar in their surroundings. They do so primarily with their upper lip and tongue. This is why they investigate items such as buttons, camera cases or clothing and many more by nibbling at them, occasionally even eating them.
Grass Fed Farm Raised Goat Meat
The taste of naturally grass fed goat meat is similar to that of lamb meat, however; some feel that it has a similar taste to veal or venison, depending on the age and condition of the goat. It can be prepared in a variety of ways including stewed, curried, baked, grilled, barbecued, minced, canned, or made into sausage. Goat jerky is also another popular variety. In India, the rice-preparation of mutton biryani uses goat meat as its primary ingredients to produce a rich taste. "Curry goat" is a traditional West Indian dish.
Nutritionally, goat meat is healthier than mutton as it is lower in fat and cholesterol, and comparable to chicken. It also has more minerals than chicken, and is lower in total and saturated fats than other meats. One reason for the leanness is that goats do not accumulate fat deposits or "marbling" in their muscles; goat meat must ideally be cooked longer and at lower temperatures than other red meats. Naturally Grass Fed goat meat it is among the fastest growing sectors of the livestock industry in the US.
Other parts of the goat including organs are also equally edible. Special delicacies include the brain (where legal) and liver. The head and legs of the goat may be smoked and used to prepare unique spicy dishes and soup.
All natural grass fed goats. You pick, we slaughter, you enjoy. We can deliver right to your home. We will skin or burn and cut into pieces. Place your order and tell us how you want it.
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Grass fed - Farm Raised Goats grown locally in Greenville, Texas. Local pick up required. Close enough to pick up a meat goat / lamb near: Caddo Mills, Campbell, Cash, Celeste, Commerce, Floyd, Greenville, Hawk Cove, Lone Oak, Merit, Neylandville, Quinlan, Union Valley, West Tawakoni, Wolfe City, Allen, Anna, Blue Ridge, Carrollton, Celina, Copeville, Dallas, Fairview, Farmersville, Frisco, Garland, Josephine, Lavon, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Parker, Plano, Princeton, Prosper, Richardson, Royse City, Sachse, Saint Paul, Van Alstyne, Weston,Wylie, Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Bolivar, Copper Canyon, Corral City, Corinth, Cross Roads, Double Oak, Drop, Flower Mound, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Little Elm, Mackberry, Marshall Creek, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilots Point, Roanoke, Shady Shores, Stony, The Colony, Trophy Club, Texas.