Use of Spanish Goats: Some of the Spanish goat's colorful regional names suggest one of their primary uses: they're called "brush goats" and "briar goats" in the Carolinas, "wood goats" in Florida, "Hill goats" in Virginia, and "scrub goats" throughout their original range. Spanish goats were (and are) the best organic woods and brush control agents on four legs. Although some strains are small- to medium-size and decidedly rangy, breeders, especially in the goat-raising regions of Texas, have selectively bred up a bigger, meatier Spanish goat. Large or small, Spanish goats produce flavorful meat and healthy, multiple kids without requiring a lot of human intervention and they're disease-, parasite- and foot rot-resistant, making them ideal for anyone involved in minimum-input and organic chevon production. Photo by Murray Edwards.