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Discussion in 'Goats' started by OldWm, Apr 20, 2006.
Anybody know the life expectancy of dairy goats? I have one who is 15.
I have always heard 10 - 12 years. I had a 12 yr old nubian who was still producing 2 gallons a day when I sold her, so I think she would have lived a few years longer. If they are taken care of properly, any animal can live well past it's life expectancy.
I know someone with a 22 year old goat... Liz
One of the ladies in the local goat club has around sixty or so does, and has kept goats for many years -- she says hers average around fourteen years. She's got her nutritional program down pat, though.
I know of someone that just lost her goat. She was 21 years old.
Boy! I hope ours live to be 21, or better yet 22. Our oldest girl is 6 right now, but she could pass for a humoungous 2 year old right now.