This is a source of tallow for soap-making
I have a question . . . sorta unrelated. I know the "old-timers" made soap with animal fat, but all the organic skin care literature says that animal fats clog the pores. Does anyone here know if that is true, or if that is more propaganda - like how they say animal fats will clog your arteries, but that is really not the case. I have made a bit of melt-and-pour soap, and had a friend show me how to make cold process - have dreams of milking a goat and making goat's milk soap!
I doubt that it is true... I think it just reflects society's attitude that dead animals are contaminants and plants are pure and healthy. If you consider that the fat would otherwise be pollution (an unused resource) it makes sense to me to make use of it.
Even the makers of plant oil based soaps will make goats milk soaps though. My understanding of it is that you replace the water with milk, add lye and then mix that into your melted fats / oils.