Ive raised meat goats for more than 8 years now. We have had a few dairy does through the herd and they seem to be way hardier than the meat goats. But here in the humid mid west goats just dont thrive. They are an animal of the drier regions. They are more closely related to deer than either cattle or sheep. They will not mow a lawn, they disdain tall grass, and they would rather eat your evergreens than your alfalfa. The other side of the fence is always the place to be no matter what, and kids are to be born in the worst weather possible in the worst place. But no matter the torture they put you through they look at you with those big doe eyes and that goat smile and you will melt..
And remember its
female doe not nanny
the difference is a $100 dollar bill
male buck not billy