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Dave (TDG Farms) S.E. Washington State
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Well if you break it down, you would need roughly 5 pygmy goats to equal one good sized pack goat.

So, if you were using them for hunting say Whitetail and happen to get a good sized buck. You would need about 20 pygmy's to pack out the meat.
If you were hunting something bigger like say, a bull Elk, then you would need somewhere in the area of 50 pygmy goats to pack out a nice big bull.
Now if you were an avid hunter deep in the wilds hunting the apex predator, a Grizzly Bear, then you may need as many as 70 pygmy goats to pack out your trophy.

Now, lets just say you are a weekend warrior and hitting the trails for a few miles. I think you could use a couple of pygmy's to pack for ya. One could carry a couple of 20 oz. bottles of water and the other could carry a roll of toilet paper (in case of emergency) a map and maybe even a compass. :)

hehe sorry I couldnt resist :p But in all honesty, you can use anything you want to carry packs for you. But size will dictate how much they can carry. Though in a pygmy's case, I have no idea if they would have the endurance to pack the standard 25% of their body weight a normal packer can. So in all reality, you would hard pressed to put enough weight on them to make it count. So other then a companion, Id say it would be a waste of time. Not to mention they dont make pack saddles that small nor panniers that short :) So would have to settle on a dog pack.
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