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Breeds of goat

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Attapady Black

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Barbari

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Beetal

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Ganjam

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Jamnapari

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Jhakarana

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Malabari

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Marwari

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Osmanabadi

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Sirohi

(Source: http://www.fao.org and Kerala Agricultural University)

Different breeds of goats in India

Region/breed
Utility
Body size
Adult Weight
Confirmation

1. Temperate

Gaddi

Fibre

Medium

M 27.45 ± 0.41

F 24.72 ± 0.51

Coat colour is while but black and brown combination is also seen. Ears medium and drooping, nose convex, under small and and round long white hairs

Changthangi

Fibre

Small

M 20.37± 0.24

F19.75 ± 0.15

Predominantly white but grey, brown or black also found. Large horns. Producing pashmina as under coat

Chegu

Fibre

Small

M 21.39 ± 1.12

F 20.45 ± 0.45

Coat is usually white mixed with greyish red produ- cing pashmina as under coat

Shingari

Meat

Small

M 25.23 ± 0.56

F 20.35 ± 0.41

Coat colour vary from while to grey with black or tan patches

2. North- western region

Jamunapari

Milk

Large

M 44.66 ± 1.89

F 38.03 ± 0.63

Predominantly white with brown patches on neck and face, long and pendulous ears, roman nose, tuff of hairs on buttocks, large and developed udder

Beetal

Milk

Large

M 59.07 ± 2.82

F 34.97 ± 0.52

Coat colour is black or brown with white patches. Face convex, long and flat ears, udder large and well set

3.Southern region

Osmanabadi

Milk & Meat

Medium

M 33.66 ± 0.55

F 32.36 ± 0.55

Coat colour variable-black, white or spotted, medium long ears, udder is small, round with short teats

Malabari

Milk & Meat

Medium

M 38.96 ± 2.32

F 31.12 ± 0.90

Coat colour vary from complete white to complete black, small twisted horns, medium sized ears, udder small and round

Sangamneri

Meat

Medium

M 38.37 ± 2.44

F 28.97 ± 0.49

Body colour white, black or brown with spots. Ears are medium and drooping, udder small

4. Eastern region

Bengal

Meat

Small

M 32.37 ± 2.74

F 18.31 ± 1.67

Colour is black, brown or grey, short horns both sexes have beard, profile, udder very small

Ganjam

Meat

Medium

M 44.05 ± 0.13

F 31.87± 0.37

Tall, laggy, coat is black, white or brown or spotted, medium sized ears, straight long horns, udder poorly developed

Assam Hill

Meat

Small

M 25.45 ± 2.12

F 18.31 ± 1.67

Small body with short leg, coat colour vary from black to brown and spotted ears small and flat

Jakharana

Milk

Large

M 57.80 ± 3.50

F 44.48 ± 0.52

Coat is predominantly black with white spots on ears, narrow forehead, udder is large with conical teats.

5. Western Region

Sirohi

Milk & Meat

Large

M 50.37 ± 2.52

F 22.54 ± 0.17

Compact body, coat colour predominantly brown with light or dark patches, flat ears, udder medium sized and round

Barbari

Milk & Meat

Medium

M 30.8 ± 1.96

F 22.56 ± 0.17

Body compact, coat colour is white with brown patches, short erect ears, shining eyes, udder well set with small teats

Kutchi

Milk and Meat

Medium

M 43.50 ± 1.16

F 39.29 ± 0.38

Coat is predominantly black, few with brown or white spots, long hairs, long and drooping ears, udder well developed.

Marwari

Milk and Meat

Medium

M 33.18 ± 1.77

F 25.85 ± 0.29

Predominantly black coat with long hairs, few animals with white or brown patches, udder is round and small

Mehasana

Milk and Meat

Medium

M 37.14 ± 1.51

F 32.29 ± 0.38

The coat is black with white spots at the hase of the ears. Leaf like & droop-ing ears, twisted horns, developed udder.

Zalawadi

Milk and Meat

Medium

M 38.84 ± 1.46

F 32.99 ± 0.32

Coat is black with long hairs, long and drooping ears, long twisted horns, large udder with conical teats.

(Source: CIRG)
M - Male F-Female

Milk production parameters (traits) of Important goat breeds

Sr.No. Breed Location yield(Kg) Location length (days)

1

Jamunapari

201.67 ± 6.39

194

2

Beetal

173.90 ± 1.27

182

3

Jakharana

121.80 ± 0.82

115

4

Sirohi

113.62 ± 2.43

194

5

Marwari

101.49 ± 2.43

197

6

Kutchi

124.06 ± 2.84

195

7

Barbari

95.60 ± 2.78

152

8

Sangamneri

83.40 ± 3.43

168

9

Malabari

90.02 ± 4.10

178

10

Bengal

35.20 ± 1.56

111

Meat production parameters (Traits) of important goat breeds

Breed Body weight (kgs) Slaughtered at 12 month
  Birth 3 Months 6 Months 12 Months Hot carcass wt(kg) Dressing % Meat : bone ratio
Jamunapari 3.06 ± 0.06 10.94 ± 0.22 14.06 ± 0.70 26.86 ± 0.70 10.39 ± 0.42 46.16 80.48:19.52
Beetal 3.03 ± 0.01 8.49 ± 0 .11 12.44 ± 0.19 22.47 ± 0.65 9.38 ± 2.74 46.15 76.79:23.21
Barbari 1.74 ± 0.03 7.13 ± 0.11 10.86 ± 0.23 18.84 ± 0.34 10.55 ± 0.31 49.88 83.08:16.92
Sirohi 2.74 ± 0.02 9.78 ± 0.11 13.49 ± 0.15 21.02 ± 0.17
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Bengal 1.33 ± 0.01 4.74 ± 0.11 6.81 ± 0.20 12.08 ± 0.18 5.17 ± 0.44 44.62 86.58:13.42
Jhakrana 2.56 ± 0.05 6.93 ± 0.24 10.74 ± 0.47 18.01 ± 0.30
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Sangamneri 1.86 ± 0.00 7.27 ± 0.20 10.06 ± 0.39 10.06 ± 0.39 5.80 ± 0.45 46.14
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(Source: CIRG)

Goat milk, meat and skin production in India

Year Milk Production (Million MT) Meat Production(Million MT) Skin Production(Million MT)

1998

2.5

0.462

0.126

1999

2.3

0.466

0.127

2000

2.4

0.467

0.128

2001

2.5

0.469

0.1288

2002

2.55

0.470

0.1288

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