Goat Meat is Great!

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2011: $7,799.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Region: Western
State: Idaho
Principal Investigator:
Evelyn Simon
Simon Boers


  • Animals: goats


  • Animal Production: parasite control, animal protection and health, free-range, grazing management, livestock breeding, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, probiotics, range improvement, grazing - rotational, housing, stocking rate, vaccines, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: food product quality/safety
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management, market study, value added
  • Soil Management: composting


    The purpose of our project was to grow local awareness and enthusiasm for goat meat, especially grass-fed goat meat. We wanted to help people in our area realize that goat meat is available, healthful and delicious. I feel that our objectives were well-met.

    Project objectives:

    To increase local awareness of and enthusiasm for nutritious and delicious goat meat and to educate other goat ranchers about marketing their product.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.