Goat Breeds

Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
May 18, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Poitou goats are known in France as native to the Marais Poitevin, in the ancient province of Poitou, western France. A popular legend claims that goats were left by Arab warriors after their defeat in 732 at the battle of Poitiers.

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
May 17, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Old Irish goats are Ireland’s ancient landrace, hardy to its climate, but have become an endangered rare goat breed. Conservationists are using their innate skills to protect them and the environment.

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Island Goats
May 16, 2022 · · 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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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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Breed Profile: Toggenburg Goat
April 24, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Toggenburg goat is a Swiss dairy goat of long-standing reputation. Although smaller than most dairy breeds, she yields well and has great conformation and character.

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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
April 21, 2022 · · 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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Breed Profile: Nubian Goats
April 20, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Nubian Goats are the most popular dairy breed in the United States and are perfect for cheesemaking. They are friendly, with an elegant and distinctive appearance of pendulous ears and roman nose. The breed was developed in Great Britain of native milking stock and goats from Asia and Africa.

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Breed Profile: Arapawa Goat
April 13, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Arapawa goat, feral for centuries on a remote island in New Zealand, is a unique source of hardy genes, providing a thrifty, self-sufficient nature. The breed is a precious resource for goat biodiversity and needs urgent conservation.

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat
February 17, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora goat.

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Breed Profile: Nigerian Dwarf Goat
February 16, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is the original miniature breed, developed in America from goats of West African origin. Their small size, friendly personalities, and colorful markings make them popular as pets as well as for home dairy.

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