Docker Park Farm Visitor Center Lancashire Docker Park Farm's Goat Factfile

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Fact - The proper name for a group of goats is a trip.
Fact - Wild males are sometimes called bucks; females, does.
Fact - A domestic male is sometimes called a billy; a female, a nanny.
Fact - Goats are great swimmers.
Fact - If bottled raised, goats will become bonded to their caregivers.
Fact - Goats were domesticated around 7000 B.C.
Fact - Domestic goats are found worldwide.
Fact - Pygmy goats are a goat species, not a breed.
Fact - Each breed of dairy goat gives a different tasting milk.
Oberhasli goats give milk that tastes closest to cow's milk.
Fact - Anything you make with cow's milk, you can make with goat's milk.
Fact - Goat's discovered coffee beans.
Fact - Goat milk has a higher butterfat content than cow's milk.
Fact - Hearty seafarers, goats were kept by sailors for milk.
Fact - Ancient Greeks used goat skins to make vellum and parchment.
Fact - Goats are depicted in Paleolithic art.
Fact - True wild goats are found throughout southern Asia.
Fact - The Ibex (another wild goat species) populates Europe, Asia and Africa.
Fact - Matriarchal herds of goats consist of 5 to 20 individuals.
Fact - Voracious eaters, goats have denuded once lush islands.
Fact - Goats are browsers, not grazers.
Fact - Goats are extremely picky about what they eat.
Fact - Goats DO NOT eat tin cans.
Fact - Goats have only bottom front and side teeth,
the top jaw does have a large back molar for crushing things.
Fact - Goats have rectangular eyes - this allows them to see very well in the dark.
Fact - Goats contribute to desertification in Africa.
Fact - The Rocky Mountain "goat" is not a true goat; it is closer to a sheep.
Fact - Wild goats don't sleep.
Fact - Goats use straw to scratch their backs.
Fact - Cashmere comes from the undercoat of the Asian Kashmiri goat,
with the average annual yield per animal being less than one pound.
Fact - Mohair comes from the Turkish Angora goat.
Fact - Goats catch colds and can succumb to pneumonia.
Fact - The fat molecules in goat milk are five times smaller than the fat molecules in cow milk.
Goat milk is broken down in the stomach in twenty minutes;
it takes an hour for the stomach to break down cow's milk.
Fact - Goats are great as stock animals. Goats are easier on the trail than other pack/stock animals.
Properly conditioned, a goat can carry up to 25%-30% of its body weight.

For Bookings and Information please Contact:
Ned at Docker Park Farm Visitor Centre in Lancashire
on 015242 21331