Goat Breeds

Goat Varieties for Hot Climates
December 27, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Different species of livestock react to heat waves and hot climates differently. Some goat varieties are more tolerant than others.
All animals should receive special consideration and adjustments during periods of high heat.

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Breed Profile: Savanna Goats
December 27, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Savanna goats are white South African meat goats that have adapted to the harsh environment of the African veld. They are hardy, fecund, and resilient.

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Small Goat Breeds
December 6, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Whether you want a backyard pet, a manageable 4-H project for a child, or smaller livestock for a homestead or hobby farm, consider these small goat breeds.

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Breed Profile: Beetal Goats
November 22, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Beetal goats are a versatile, multipurpose animals native to the Punjab in India and Pakistan. They are kept in small herds by rural families and villagers. With distinctive long ears and a roman nose, they can grow rather tall.

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Breed Profile: Oberhasli Goat
November 19, 2021 · · 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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Saving the Arapawa Goats
November 16, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites “They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand …

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Breed Profile: Angora Goats
November 15, 2021 · · 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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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
November 10, 2021 · · 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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Alpine Ibex Goat Breed
November 4, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Many things defy gravity, including man and beast, but one of the most exciting and unusual is the Alpine Ibex, a mountain goat with split hooves and rubber-like soles that act like suction cups.

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Island Goats
October 12, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

San Clemente Island goats are a critically-endangered landrace goat from California. They have a unique gene pool, descended from Creole goats imported to the Americas in the 1500s.

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