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BREEDS OF GOAT

Goat is one of the most widely domesticated animals that live among people. They are
of different types and sizes based on the category of breed they belong to. There are
some breeds that develop fast growth i.e. growing quickly and there are some that
produce more milk and there are breeds that can produce both milk and are also used
for milk production. Cares given to these goats are not the same since they are not of
the same breed because some breed are peculiar to the climatic condition of where
their source came from. Goats are majorly reared as meat consumption and milk
production. There are numerous breeds of goat with which these breeds came from
different part of the world; some breeds like Maradi goat and West African Dwarf goat
etc. are peculiar to Nigeria and so on for other countries of the world. They are also
herbivores animals and also reproduce once in a year, and the highest number of
offspring a pig can produce is five but unusual. A male goat is called buck, and the
female called doe and the offspring is called kid. The meat of an adult goat is called
chevon/mutton
Below are some of the Breeds of Goat:
? Boer Goat: It is one of the best breed for meat production, its meat is of the best
quality. It took it source from South-Africa and their resistivity to disease is very
high.
? Kalahari Red Goat: It is also an impressive breed of goat for meat production
and it source is also from South-Africa. They are hardy and have huge body, also
resistant to parasites and diseases.
? Sudanese Male Desert Goat:
? Barbari Goat: They are reared for milk production as well as meat. They are
majorly found in India and Pakistan and they are of small breed.
? Jamnapari Goat: Their meat are known for its taste and also reared for milk.
They are also found in India commercial market
We also have: Alphines, Don, Haimen, Nigerian Dwark etc.

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