27 04 2010

Breeds of Goats

There are six common dairy breeds here in the US and several meat-type breeds. Any type of goat can be trained to pack, you just have to decide on what type of goat will fit your needs. Alpine goat...

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15 04 2010

Why pack a goat?

Why pack a goat?

Goats can be excellent pack animals. Instead of putting the typical thirty-five to fifty pound backpack on your shoulders, you let a goat do the work. A good pack goat will carry at least twenty-f...

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15 04 2010

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages Carry all sorts of gear, greatly reducing the amount of gear you have to carry. Goats can easily carry 20% - 30% of their body weight in saddles and gear  (a 200 lbs. goat can read...

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15 04 2010

What is a packgoat?

What is a packgoat?

A packgoat is simply a working animal (a goat), properly trained and conditioned, that is used to carry equipment and supplies for their human companions. Goats have been used as a beast o...

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