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Different breeds of goats can be raised for meat, milk or fiber.

Sheep grazing in a field

Meat Goats, Trumansburg NY

Goats can be raised for their milk, fur or other natural byproducts


Sheep & Goats


Cornell Sheep Program - resources designed to help farmers take advantage of the opportunity to develop or expand sheep farms in the region

Cornell University Goat Management - events & programs, resources, and research on goats and goat development

Cornell Sheep & Goat Marketing - a Cornell University resource for improvement of producer access to equitable markets while building regional capacity to supply the growing consumer demand for high quality lamb and goat meat

NYS Sheep and Goats - this NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets website promotes Sheep and Goat programs and provides information on Sheep and Goat diseases & laws 

NYS Youth Sheep Programs - provides children and teens with sheep related events, activities and resources

NYS Youth Goat Programs - provides children and teens with goat related events, activities and resources

Cornell STAR accelerated lambing system- The STAR system of sheep production has been developed to maximize production of market lambs on a continuous year-round basis. This even supply of high quality lambs should allow for improved market development and enhanced prices for lambs demanded by discriminating consumers

FAMACHA Information- FAMACHA© is a clinical system for controlling the barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus), a common parasite infesting goats and sheep.

Maryland Small Ruminant Page- The Maryland Small Ruminant Page was created in 1998 as an information portal for sheep and goat producers. It was developed and is solely maintained by Susan Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist for University of Maryland Extension.

Last updated July 27, 2023