Farm Fact: Goat consumption

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Sponsored - Florida is among the top states for goat consumption.

Over a third of the world's population consumes goat meat and byproducts which include cheese and milk. However, its consumption is not as common in the United States.

Florida ranks 35th nationally in the production of sheep, goats, wool, mohair and milk. And we're among the top five of states in the southeast in meat-goat production.

The rise in demand for goat meat in Florida is supported by agricultural programs at the University of Florida helping Florida become the leader in creating best management practices and standards. An interesting fact about goats: both male and female goats can have beards.