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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:  Bryan Combs
Monday, February 4, 2008

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NEW YORK GOAT INVENTORY INCREASES

New York total goat inventory increased on January 1, 2008, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.  Milk goats totaled 13,000 head for January 1, 2008, an 8 percent increase from the pervious year.  Meat goats totaled 20,500 head for 2008, 1,700 head above the 2007 total. 

All goat inventory in the United States on January 1, 2008, totaled 3.02 million head, up 3 percent from 2007.  Breeding goat inventory totaled 2.50 million head up 2 percent from 2007. All market goats and kids totaled 520,000 head, up 4 percent from a year ago. On January 1, 2008 meat and all other goats totaled 2.50 million head, up 4 percent from 2007. Milk goat inventory increased 4 percent to 305,000 head while angora goats were down 12 percent totaling 210,000 head. The 2007 kid crop totaled 1.94 million head for all goats, up 1 percent from 2006.

Mohair production in the United States during 2007 was 1.14 million pounds. Goats and kids clipped totaled 185,000 head. Average weight per clip was 6.20 pounds. Mohair price was $3.78 per pound with a value of 4.31 million dollars.  The information in this release is available by free email subscription by subscribing to New York reports at www.nass.usda.gov/ny.

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02-04-08