Goat Breeds

New Valais Goat Breeds Recognized
February 25, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

As a result of Pro Specie Rara, a Swiss conservation group, three breeds of goats will be added to the official list of recognized Swiss goats published in 2021. The three breeds aren’t new — but quite old.

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San Clemente Island Bucks: Boys Will Be Boys
February 24, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

New owners have a vision of their bucks becoming violent, smelly, and crazed during the rutting season and a useless nuisance that hangs out in a corner throughout the rest of the year. Dispelling some of these myths can be an important part of raising San Clemente Island goats.

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Breed Profile: Kri-Kri Goat
February 16, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The kri-kri goat has lived feral on Crete for thousands of years since the early days of agriculture, revealing a glimpse of early goat domestication.

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When Were Goats Domesticated, and Where?
February 10, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

When and where were goats domesticated and how was it done? As one of the first farm animals domesticated from a wild goat species, goats have a fascinating past and give insights into early human history.

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Mini Silky Fainting Goats: Smitten with Silkies
February 2, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

It’s love at first sight when meeting a Mini Silky Fainting goat. The breed, a cross between a long-haired Tennessee Fainter and Nigerian Dwarf goat, was developed by Renee Orr of Sol-Orr Farm of Lignum, Virginia.

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Breed Profile: Golden Guernsey Goat
December 13, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Golden Guernsey goat is an economical and friendly backyard dairy goat, hardy to damp, cool, and windy conditions, giving milk that’s great for cheese and yogurt.

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Breed Profile: Oberhasli Goat
December 5, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Oberhasli goat is a Swiss dairy breed with sweet milk and friendly nature. Wethers are bold and make excellent pack goats.

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The Demand for Savanna Goats
November 23, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Despite COVID-19, both North and South Dakota farmers are busily raising and caring for Savanna goats, a breed imported from Africa into the United States in the 1990s.

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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
November 14, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Breed Profile: Angora Goats
November 11, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Angora goats are fiber goats originating in Turkey that produce mohair wool. They are great browsers, but need extra nutrition and care.

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