The goat business is getting bigger. Demand for the versatile animal continues to grow as goats can serve many purposes: meat/dairy production, weed control, breeding/show stock and rodeo stock. As recently as five years ago, it seemed a person could hardly give a goat away but now a market exists, both in and out of the sale barn. Auction markets are reporting relatively large numbers of goats on a regular basis. So what is causing the rise in demand for goats?