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People eat their meat, drink their milk, and use their fur and skin. With goat milk, cheese can be made, along with other dairy products. Some farmers use goats to eat plants the farmers do not want, called weeds. Other times, the goats are used to keep grasses and other plants from getting too tall.
The domestic goat has cloven hooves, a long beard on its chin, a short tail that turns up, and horns that grow up from the head in an arc. The hair is straight with a woolly coat under it during winter.
The diet of the domestic goat includes eating grass, trees, shrubs, bushes, and many other kinds of plants. If domestic goats are allowed to eat in one place, they would eat off almost all the plants on the land.  Some ranchers use Goats to clear brush and unwanted plants from their pastures. Goats living in the desert, where plants are quite hard to find, have been seen climbing trees to get food.
Domestic goats are smart and active. They enjoy playing and climbing. They are social animals that live in a herd.
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