Goat Breeds

There are various goat breeds available throughout the world. Some of those goat breeds are suitable for meat production, some are popular as dairy goats.

Some goats produce high quality skins and some goats are raised for their fiber/mohair production. Some people also prefer raising goats as pets. There are more than 300 breeds of goat available throughout the world.

Lamancha Goats: Characteristics, Feeding & Full Breed Information

Lamancha goats are formally known as a dairy goat breed. They are well known throughout the world mainly for their high milk production and the comparatively high butterfat content in their milk. Lamancha goats are member of the Capra genus, like all other domestic goats. They were first bred in Oregon by Mrs. Eula Fay …

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Nigerian Dwarf Goats: Characteristics & Full Breed Information

Nigerian dwarf goats are considered as the best miniature dairy goat breed. They are highly milk productive compared to their small size. Nigerian dwarf goats were originated from West Africa. Most of the people raise them especially as pets. They are very popular as pets mainly for their easy maintenance and small stature. But along …

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Angora Goat: Characteristics, Feeding, Breeding & Caring

Angora goat originated from a district named ‘Angora’ near the Himalayan of Asia. Some people says that, the ancient living place of Angora goat was China. The Angora goat is named after Ankara, Turkey, which was historically known as Angora. They are very beautiful and mainly raised by the farmers for their hair production. They …

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Anglo Nubian Goat: Characteristics, Feeding, Breeding & Caring

Anglo Nubian goat originated from Great Britain. They are the result of crossbreeding of British and Indian goat breeds. This goat breed is suitable for all types of domestic/commercial meat, milk and fur production purpose. As, Anglo Nubian goats are very strong and beautiful to look, they also very suitable for goat show. The milk …

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Jamunapari Goat: Characteristics, Feeding, Breeding, Caring

Jamunapari goat is a very beautiful dairy goat breed which was originated from India. This breed first introduced near a river of Uttar Pradesh named Jamuna. Since this breed is mostly known as Jamunapari goat. They are also known as some other names like Jamnapari, Ram Sagol etc. They become highly meat and milk productive …

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Black Bengal Goat: Characteristics, Feeding, Breeding, Caring

Black Bengal goat is a very useful small livestock in Bangladesh. It is also a great source of income for the poor people of this country. Goat farming has a very important role in reducing unemployment and poverty, increasing meat or milk production and earning currency from foreign country. And Black Bengal goat is really …

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Boer Goat: Characteristics, Feeding, Breeding & Raising Tips

Boer goat is a highly meat productive goat breed which originated from South Africa. They are of very big sized goat among the other popular meat goat breeds. They also produce milk highly, but mostly suitable for meat production. Boer goats are generally white colored with red or brown heads. There are also some completely …

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Alpine Goat: Various Types for Small Scale & Commercial Goat Farming

Alpine goat breed originated form French Alps and one of the most popular domestic dairy goat breed.They are very popular and famous for their highly milk production capability. They produce fresh milk which is very helpful for health. The milk of Alpine goat contain vitamin A, B, C, D, E and K highly and butter, …

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Saanen Goat: Characteristics, Feeding, Breeding & Caring Tips

The Saanen goat originated from Saanen Valley of Switzerland. They are the largest among all the dairy goat breeds. They are mainly raised for commercial milk production like jamunapari and alpine goat. A female Saanen goat produces about 3.8 liters milk daily. Nowadays, Saanen goats are being raised throughout the world. In United States this …

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