Dairy Goat Awareness Week June 8-15

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Area dairy goat breeders will celebrate Dairy Goat Awareness Week with the American Dairy Goat Association, www.adga.org during the week of June 8-15.   
The Northern Kentucky Goat Breeders Association will sponsor an information booth and free goat cheese tasting at the Harrison County Farmers Market, Flat Run Veterans Park, on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You are invited to come taste the goat cheeses of Susan Miller’s Bleugrass Chevre. For information call Margaret Arnold at 235-0348.
Breeders when asked why they raise dairy goats stated they enjoy their personality, the reward of good milk for drinking, cheese, and soap making. Goats, because of their size, are easy to handle and can be raised in limited space.  
Goats are recognized as one of the first animals domesticated over 10,000 years ago. In the world, more people drink goat milk than any other species milk. Goats can also be trained to pack goods or pull carts.