About American Cashmere Goats
the 1970s Wild goats from Australia were crossed with Spanish meat goats living
in the American southwest and after years of selective breeding, American
Cashmere Goats were developed.
cashmere goats are still considered rare, but the North America herd is increasing
Cashmere goats start growing a new coat of cashmere fiber each summer. The
cashmere fiber starts to loosen and shed in early spring. The natural color of
cashmere fiber is usually light to chocolate brown, cream, white, or gray.
are remarkably intelligent, friendly, and easy going. They get along well with
other animals, children, and each other. They mix well with cattle and horses,
which prefer different plants. Goat feed is only needed when females are
pregnant or nursing and while the kids are young.
American Cashmere Goats prefer to eat weeds and brush, they also like pasture
plants and hay. Like other goats, they digest their food in stages and don't
eat much for their size.