The Case for the Goat

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    IT is hoped this little book may help to remove ignorant prejudice against the goat, and induce small holders, labourers, and many rural residents to keep this valuable animal. The advantages to be derived from the “poor man's cow” are very imperfectly known in England, and the author sets himself to show what they really are. Goat's milk, he points out, is often as rich again as cow's milk; it may practically be guaranteed to be free from the bacillus of tuberculosis, and is a very valuable food for children, especially for those who cannot digest cow's milk. Moreover, the amount of milk goats yield, and the ease with which food is to be found for them—they will pick up a living in the hedgerows—ensures a very cheap supply of food for rural owners; while they thrive as hand-fed occupants of back yards in the suburbs, and require no more space than a big dog.

    The Case for the Goat.

    With the practical experience of twenty-four experts. By “Home Counties”. Pp. x + 162. (London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1908.) Price 3s. 6d.

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    The Case for the Goat . Nature 78, 54 (1908). https://doi.org/10.1038/078054b0

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