biodiversity

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

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 local to Brittany, …

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

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 onto Pacific islands, …

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
August 21, 2019 · · 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: Australian Cashmere Goats
July 15, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

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. In 1788 the …

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Breed Profile: Boer Goats
July 1, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: Boer goats (boer means farmer in Afrikaans) Origin: Afrikaners first noted landrace goats kept by indigenous tribes of the Cape provinces in South Africa and in Namibia in 1661. …

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

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, over many generations, …

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Goats
June 20, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: San Clemente goats or San Clemente Island (SCI) goats Origin: Introduced in 1875 to San Clemente Island (57 square miles) from Santa Catalina Island, both of which are Channel …

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

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 were first released …

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Breed Profile: Oberhasli Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: Oberhasli goat, Oberhasli-Brienzer, or Chamois Colored goat; formerly known as Swiss Alpine. Origin: Oberhasli goats are indigenous to the mountains of northern and central Switzerland, where they have been …

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