dual-purpose-goats

Breed Profile: Turkish Hair Goat
November 1, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Turkish Hair goat is native to Türkiye and is directly descended from the first Anatolian goats, which were domesticated in the area. They are extremely hardy, diverse, and multipurpose and a great asset to their people.

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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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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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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: 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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Breed Profile: Australian Cashmere Goats
January 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Australian Cashmere goats were developed from native bush goats in Australia, providing the famously soft cashmere wool and eco-friendly land management.

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Breed Profile: Beetal Goats
November 22, 2021 · · 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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Breed Profile: Valais Blackneck Goat
October 5, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Valais Blackneck goat is a dual-purpose breed local to the high Swiss Alps for thousands of years. Its legendary climbing and foraging abilities make it ideal for low-input pastoral farming in dry alpine conditions.

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