Mountain Hollow Farm Cashmere Goats
Mountain Hollow Farm sells Cashmere goats for breeding stock, spinner’s flocks & pets. Contact us to learn more about the fine animals we have for sale.
Cashmere goats are dual purpose animals raised for their luxurious cashmere and delicious meat. These animals are great for beginner or experienced farmers. They are easy to care for, very hardy, and usually kid on their own without any problems.
Cashmere is not a breed of goat; it is a type of goat. Cashmere is the soft down of the goat that grows beneath the guard hair. Cashmere goats have been bred to produce a large amount of especially fine down, which is cashmere. Consequently, there is not one “look” for cashmere goats. They come in a variety of colors, hair lengths and horn shapes. Mountain Hollow Farm Cashmere goats meet the strict standards of the North American Cashmere Goat Standard.
The average Cashmere goat produces 4-6 ounces of cashmere per year and it takes about 16 ounces of cashmere to make a sweater. On the other hand, 1 ounce of cashmere will make a very warm and lightweight scarf.
Cashmere is the soft down of the goat. The fine ringlets can be
seen here between the long and shiny, but coarse, guard hairs.