Cashmere, the fiber of kings, is produced from the lowly Cashmere goat. They are healthy animals and need only minimal shelter due to the insulative properties of their dual coats. The hair can be harvested by combing out the winter coat beginning approximately in March. A full grown adult buck will yield as much as 2.5 pounds of fleece. Williams Middleton imported and raised cashmere goats at Middleton Place in the 1850s, sending the hair to France to have it processed into cloth.