US goat dairies grow with demand for cheese


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A herd of goats is seen at Blue Ledge Farm on Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Salisbury, Vt. Some U.S. dairy farmers are rethinking their business plan after watching milk prices crash repeatedly and a small number are turning to dairy goats.

BRANDON, Vt. — Fluctuating milk prices have long made dairy farming a risky business, and when milk prices crashed in 2002, Chris Lekberg gave up. He sold his cows and bought goats

It turned out to be a wise decision. He now has more than 50 goa...

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