In 2016 Oklahoma had 91,000 meat and other goats and 6,600 dairy goats.
Producers have found that meat goats are easy to handle and inexpensive to maintain. For this reason they are popular as show animals. One of the reasons they are easier to handle is because of their smaller size.
A Market for Goats - Students read about goat production in Oklahoma and learn about the market for goats among various ethnic groups. Students will look at works of art related to goats.
The Fable of Franny and Her Fabulous Fainting Goat - Learn about some goats with an unusual trait.
Taming the Wild Aurochs - A time line of animal husbandry
Bregoli, Jane, The Goat Lady, Tilbury, 2004. (Grades 4-6)
Green, Emily, Farm Animals: Goats, Bellweather, 2007. (Grades K-2)
McBrier, Page, Beatrice's Goat, Aladdin, 2004. (Grades PreK-3)
Miller, Sarah Swan, Goats (True Books: Animals), Children's, 2001. (Grades 3-6)
Ray, Hannah, Goats (Down on the Farm), Crabtree, 2008. (Grades PreK-2)
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.