and sheep as well. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/WNT/story?id=708036 Between 1997 and 2002, 15,000 new goat farms were started in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The number of goats raised for meat jumped 58 percent. Fueling the demand is the nation's burgeoning ethnic population. Immigrants from Asia, the Middle East and Latin America grew up eating goat, one of the few meats that isn't taboo in any religion.