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Nubian Goats: The Key Breed Facts

The Anglo-Nubian goat, or simply Nubian goat in the United States, was developed in Great Britain of native milking stock and goats from the Middle East and North Africa. Its distinguishing characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a “Roman” nose.

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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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Saving the Arapawa Goats
June 6, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

“They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand Arapawa goat, is …

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The Secret Life of Rodeo Goats
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

What is life like for rodeo goats? Imagine being a young goat, old enough to leave your mother, curious about life, and ready for all the adventure a young goat …

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Feral Goats: Their Lives and Loves
March 14, 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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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: Poitou goat, Poitevine goat, or Poitevin goat. In French, the female is chèvre Poitevine, while the male is bouc Poitevin. Origin: Poitou goats are known in France as native …

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
March 14, 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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