GOAT RANCHING. Commercial goat ranching in Texas primarily involves the raising of Angora goats, from which the textile fiber mohair is obtained. The United States ranks as the second leading producer of mohair in the world, and as much as 97 percent of the domestic product is grown in Texas. The majority of Texas mohair originates on the Edwards Plateau, where wool and mohair production is a major part of the regional economy. Angora goat ranchers reported two million goats in 1992, when they produced 14.2 million pounds of mohair valued at more than $12 million.