Goat Production

History of the Goat Program

Members of the Chapel Communities and HHH formed a Goat Committee to address the purchase, raising, breeding and financial benefits of goat farming. We started by identifying five to seven leaders in each of the four chapel communities. Each leader was then given three female goats with access to a shared breeding male goat, a veterinary technician and education on proper goat management. In return, each leader is required to give six baby goats back to the committee for distribution to other community members, thus increasing the number of members participating, learning and building community with one another. At the present time, the cost of a female goat is about $45 and a large male breeding goat is about $200. It also costs $2,400 for a year of service by the veterinary technician. We are very pleased with the enthusiasm for the program.