grazing meat goats

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Hi I'm Leslie

I'm a full-time farmer in Western Wisconsin where I raise meat goats and sheep on pasture using regenerative and rotational grazing practices.

I created this website because
I had so many people reaching out, both locally and beyond, wanting to know more about how I was raising and marketing goats.

I also recognized that it IS so hard to find information in this space. I wanted to share what I've learned along the way and reduce your time searching the depths of the internet.


Goatober Farmer Profile: Ben Habig

Meet Ben Habig of Habig Livestock in Parker County, Texas. I connected with Ben through Instagram and love seeing him rotationally graze his goats in Texas. And, not to mention he only uses TWO STRANDS OF POLYWIRE with his herd of 250 goats. He also has a growing YouTube channel as well.

Name: Ben Habig

Farm: Habig Livestock

Location: Parker County, TX

What’s your market?

Our primary market is sale barns such as San Angelo, TX (Producer’s Livestock Auction) and Hamilton, TX (Hamilton Commission Company). We are lucky to be located near some of the largest sheep & goat sale barns in the country, which makes it a very viable option instead of private sales. We are open to selling direct to consumers and if anyone is interested, they can contact us through

How/why did you get into doing this work?

We did not start out thinking we would be in the goat market, but knew we wanted to run livestock. For our area, most lease ground was already leased to cattle producers, so we knew that was not an option. We started looking at the under-utilized forage and running goat numbers. After that we dove right in and secured a lease running in conjunction with a cow/calf producer. 

Why do you like working with goats?

Honestly, the three main reasons are they are profitable, we like watching them graze, and they allow us to have guard dogs.

What’s one tip, trick, hack or favorite tool that you use with your goats?

What we find to be very valuable is training our goats to two-strands of electric fence. This does take a little time and discipline, but in the end saves us time and money building temporary paddocks to rotate the goats into. This also makes it more viable to run goats on other properties without extensive infrastructure costs.

Where can people find you online (or your work)?

People can find us on Instagram @habiglivestock and our YouTube Channel is Ben Habig

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