Goat Expo Shows Signs of A Growing Industry

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NORTH PLATTE. Neb -- Ranchers took to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds today, October 8th, 2017, to showcase one of the county's rising industries.

In total, 94 goats were registered into the event.

Over 100 people showed up to bid in personal and another 30 online bidders participated in the auction.

Ranchers say raising goats are becoming more of an asset.

The 2016 county fair only saw 75 goats entered compared to 95 at the 2017 fair.

"I mean there's a learning curve, I mean the biggest thing I see on the goat side is getting veterinarians to learn to help us out but there's a lot. You get on the internet you can learn a lot. There's a lot out there but it's a new industry," says Rodger Voichoski.

Officials expect the industry to keep growing at steady pace.