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Which is More Common: Goat Milk or Cow Milk?

Outside the United States, goat's milk is more commonly used than cow's milk. More people may drink goat's milk because goats tend to take up less space and be less expensive to maintain. In many ways, goat's milk is more nutritious and easier to digest than cow's milk as well.

More Got Milk? Facts:

  • In the U.S., there are approximately 10 million cows that produce about 125 billion pounds (453,592,370 kilograms) of milk each year.

  • Worldwide, about 440 million goats are milked to produce 4.8 million tons (4,354,486,752 kilograms) of milk each year.

  • Some cow's milk proteins actually suppress the human immune system; goat's milk doesn't have these properties.

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