American Taste For Goat Cheese Fuels Farmers’ Move From Cows

July 27, 2021 The Associated Press

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of dairy cow farms fell by more than half between 2003 and 2020, while the number of cows nationwide grew as farms consolidated.

Family Farm Swaps Cows for Goats Amid Changed Dairy Industry

The Jones brothers finished constructing their nanny-milking parlor and delivered their first goat milk earlier this year to Land O’ Lakes-owned Vermont Creamery, to be used for cheese-making.

Cheese, Yogurt, Ice Cream: Iowa’s Dairy Goat Industry Churns its Way to National Ranking

When one thinks of Iowa agriculture, you usually think of the state’s corn, soybean, hog or egg production, right? But dairy goats?

Dairy Goat Production on the Rise in Iowa

January 17, 2020 Iowa State Extension

Iowa currently ranks third in the nation for total milking goats, with the inventory up three percent from January 2018 standing at 32,000 dairy goats and 217 licensed dairies.