It's all about the goats...
At Janice, we love goats. Not just because they do all the hard work around here. Not just because their milk is what makes our products so effective. Simply put, they’re wonderful animals for a number of different reasons. The more you know about them, the more you can appreciate what a remarkable contribution they make to Humankind.
- Six different breeds of dairy goats: Nubian, Alpine, LaMancha, Oberhasli, Saanen and Toggenburg
- Playful, intelligent members of the small ruminant family
- More productive on less feed than cows
- Good dairy goats produces 3-4 quarts a day, 10 months a year
- Super-goats produce 5-7 quarts a day
- More people throughout the world drink goat’s milk than cow’s milk
- More protein than cow’s milk
- More calcium, vitamin A and vitamin B than cow’s milk
- Whiter than cow’s milk because goat’s convert carotene more efficiently to vitamin A (carotene is what gives cow’s milk a slightly yellow color. Makes carrots orange, too!)
- Higher level of butterfat than cow’s milk
- Naturally homogenized by the goat
- Easier to digest than cow’s milk (thanks to its unique molecular structure – that’s why it makes such a great skin moisturizer, too)
- Babies and adults who are lactose intolerant can often drink goat’s milk instead
- Billy (boy) goats don’t smell very nice. Does are odorless
- Chevre means “goat” in French
- A group of goats is actually called a “tribe”
- If the world could have but one animal, it would be a goat. Goats are easy to feed and keep, can pull carts, mow the lawn, produce milk that can be made into yogurt, cheese, butter and other dairy products. Not to mention wonderful soaps, lotions, washes and laundry detergents. And goats make terrific, funny companions. They’ll even come when they’re called.