The word chivo literally translates to 'male goat'. In Argentine spanish (at least, but I cannot attest to the vernacular of other goat domesticating or non-goat domesticating Spanish speakers), chivo is used in an array of other contexts. Meter el chivo- put in the goat, refers to someone who cheats on their partner, and pasar el chivo- pass the goat, is often used by television and radio stars to self-publicize other the information about their
When raising goats for milk and cheese production, one often tries to separate male and female goats except for the moment of reproduction. The male secretes a powerful and putrid odor that will impregnate the taste of the female's milk if they remain in close contact over long periods of time.
While their men are foul and funky, a lady goat is quite a refined specimen. Easily stressed by noise and commotion, she can stop producing milk at the drop of a hat. One solution: when on they are attached to the breast pumper, Cabras de Cafayate plays classical music in order to cover the noise made by the machinery. Soothed by the lilting melodies, the ladies go on lactating without a hitch.