Goat Breeds

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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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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Breed Profile: French Alpine Goats
November 1, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

French Alpine goats are France’s favorite breed, often used for commercial production in France. They are also valued in the United States as a highly productive dairy goat with a people-friendly nature.

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Breed Profile: Beetal Goats
October 9, 2020 · · 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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Small Goat Breeds
October 9, 2020 · · 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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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
September 24, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Saanen goat is the largest of the dairy goat breeds. Growing to 130 to 145 pounds, the Saanen breed is one of the best goats for milk.

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
September 8, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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