Raising meat goats

July 23, 2009 | 12:36 a.m. CDT
Although Jeff and Glenda DeShon share decades of farming experience between them, this is only the second year they have been raising goats. Hoping to take advantage of spare pasture lands and the growing popularity of goat meat, the Columbia couple started their venture with 26 goats. They now have 120 head of the bleating, charismatic animals and have learned a lot along the way.

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