Goat Breeds

Uncovering African Goat Origins in America’s Favorite Breeds
September 28, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

How did the African goat become the roots of many common goat breeds in America? There are African origins in Spanish, Myotonic, SCI, Nubian, Pygmy, Nigerian Dwarf, Boer, and Savanna goats. Join us in the story of their migration to find out.

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Breed Profile: Rove Goat
September 1, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Rove goats are the most distinctive ruminants of southern France and possibly one of the oldest landraces. They excel in a pastoral system, leading flocks, providing cheese, and clearing brush.

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Breed Profile: Argentine Criollo Goat
August 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Argentine Criollo goats are hardy native breeds adapted to variable harsh conditions in northern and central Argentina and vital to rural economies.

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Breed Profile: Mongolian Cashmere Goat
August 18, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Mongolian Cashmere Goat produces a valuable fine fiber, which provides a rural economy in a tough environment. Pastoralists face the challenge of sustainable farming in a degraded and changing ecology.

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How Big Do Goats Get?
August 16, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Baby goats, those adorable bundles of fuzzy playfulness, can steal your heart. But what happens when that cute bouncy kid grows up?

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Breed Profile: Somali Goat
August 10, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Somali goat or Galla goat is a hardy breed of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya whose incredible ability to survive the heat and drought, while continuing to produce, is vital to east African pastoralists.

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Crossing Goat Breeds for Milk Production
August 10, 2022 · · Goat Breeds, Goat Notes

Some people raise a particular goat breed for milk, some for meat, and still others for fiber. But many goat owners find that there are benefits to crossing certain goat breeds, depending on what their particular goals are, such as milk production.

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Breed Profile: Savanna Goats
July 12, 2022 · · 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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Breed Profile: Oberhasli Goat
July 9, 2022 · · 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
July 2, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

“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 Arapawa goat, is one of the rarest in the world.

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