genetic-diversity

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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Why Goat Milk Benefits Matter
November 23, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Worldwide distribution and goat milk benefits was discussed, leading to the justifiable assumption that more people drink goat milk or eat their products than any other milk after weaning from human nursing.

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Breed Profile: Pygmy Goats
November 2, 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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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: Boer Goats
July 1, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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Icelandic Goat: Conservation Through Farming
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites A passionate young woman and her family battle against cultural and legal obstacles to save a unique and endearing rare goat breed, the Icelandic goat. Her animals …

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