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Total Goat and Kid Inventory Up 3 Percent

All goat inventory in the United States on January 1, 2007, totaled 2.93 million head, up 3 percent from 2006.

Breeding goat inventory totaled 2.44 million head up 3 percent from 2006.

All market goats and kids totaled 494,000 head, up 4 percent from a year ago.

On January 1, 2007 meat and all other goats totaled 2.40 million head, up 5 percent from 2006.

Milk goat inventory increased 2 percent to 296,000 head while angora goats were down 8 percent totaling 238,000 head.

The 2006 kid crop totaled 1.92 million head for all goats, up 4 percent from 2005.

Mohair production in the United States during 2006 was 1.35 million pounds. Goats and kids clipped totaled 216,000 head. Average weight per clip was 6.30 pounds. Mohair price was $3.68 per pound with a value of 4.98 million dollars.

Released February 2, 2007, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture. For information on Sheep and Goats call Scott Hollis at 202-720-4751, office hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.


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