I LOVE my Horizon Whole Milk (fortified with DHA Omega-3s)... I don't have the lactose milk-sugar intolerance or any other kind of allergic reaction to cow milk (alpha S1 casein protein), but I'm wondering if Goat milk is healthier.
I've read Goat milk might be a good alternative to cow milk (despite it's lower beta-carotene, Vitamin-B folic/b12 content), because of it's higher Calcium, selenium, converted carotene (Vit-A) and potentially lower added hormones, less processing/homogenization. I know closer to raw is always good, but brucellosis scares me!
They say goat milk is less acidic, I'm not sure how cow milk can be acidic.. since if you've ever had 'acid reflux' or GERD, a common remedy is regular ol' cow milk, which is acting as a neutralizing base.
Be that as it may, I think the tipping point for me might be the healthy trans fat. Does goat milk contain any of the natural trans fat that milk has (trans-palmitoleic acid (TPA), etc)? I found a site comparing Medium Chain Fatty Acids, but no mention of Trans fats or CLAs.
BTW, looks like most of the world uses either the low-fat Saanen Goat, or the high-fat Nubian goat. But in the states it's hard to find milk from anything other than the Toggenburg or LaMancha goats. Which is a bummer to someone wanting to find the best tasting!