biodiversity

Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
May 20, 2020 · · 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: San Clemente Goats
May 16, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Introduced in 1875 to San Clemente Island (57 square miles) from Santa Catalina Island, both of which are Channel Islands off the coast of California.

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Breed Profile: Boer Goats
May 3, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Afrikaners first noted landrace goats kept by indigenous tribes of the Cape provinces in South Africa and in Namibia in 1661. These goats are thought to have traveled down from North Africa along the west and east coasts with possible provenance from India, Nubia, Egypt, and Europe.

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Breed Profile: Pygmy Goats
March 3, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Pygmy goats are of West African origin and are characterized by their short legs and face due to genetic dwarfism. Their sturdy bodies and hardiness confer utility in their native countries.

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
January 10, 2020 · · Ownership

We have been able to improve livestock production due to their wide genetic diversity. However, looking closely, improvements in productivity have come at a heavy price of increased health issues and nutritional demands.

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Breed Profile: Chèvre des Fossés
September 3, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: chèvre des Fossés (ditch goat) or chèvre des Talus (bank goat) or chèvre commune de l’Ouest (landrace goat of western France). Origin: The chèvre des Fossés is …

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Feral Goats: Their Lives and Loves
August 25, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Feral goats live wild in many habitats due to widespread release of domestic animals over the last 250 years. Sailors, such as Captain Cook, released dual-purpose goats …

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Breed Profile: Australian Cashmere Goats
July 15, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Australian Cashmere goats or Merrrit Cashmere goats. Origin: Derived from feral goats (called bush goats) living wild in Australia since the eighteenth century or possibly earlier. …

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
June 21, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, …

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Breed Profile: Hawaiian Ibex Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: The Hawaiian Ibex goat is not a true ibex, but rather a feral goat, also known as the Hawaiian feral goat or Spanish goat. Origin: Goats …

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