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The goat was one of the first animals to be domesticated by man. They play a significant role in producing food for the human population of the world and are to be found in almost every country. There is still some stigma attached to keeping goats and they are often referred to as the poor man's cow. 

In the UK goats have been kept for milk production for many years but it was in the late 1800's that a greater degree of interest was shown in developing breeds and improving their potential production. It was not until the 1970's that goats milk became widely available and it can now be bought in most supermarkets and health food shops along with goat milk yoghurts and many different types of cheese

Milking takes place twice a day, in the very early morning and late afternoon. The goats enter a  milking parlour, where they stay for a few minutes at a time until the milk is taken. On average, each goat produces around 3 litres of milk a day.