Goat breeds can be divided into three categories:
- Indigenous breeds
These have been naturally selected for adaptability to harsh environments and are generally used for meat production, but are also important for cultural purposes.
Figure 1.1 Indigenous goats
- Meat breeds
These have been specifically bred for meat producing characteristics. Such breeds are available in Uganda. It is generally accepted that they are more susceptible to disease than non-improved goats.
Boer was developed in the South Africa, and it can be reared in all types of climate. Boer breed has more immunity to diseases than the local breeds, and can give 100% twin birth; and within two years, it can give 3or4 times birth.
Adult Boer weighs more than 100kgs
Boer has been commercially reared by leader farmers. In comparison of other breeds, maturity of Boer is quicker. Before and after separation of milking, the growth rate of Boer kids, in both conditions, is 150- 100 grams per day
Why we need Boer cross
• Boer cross has been reared up to 2100 meters high altitude and its growth is good in mid-hill belts.
• Boer cross can be reared by both ways: reared in stall feeding or open grazing.
• Boer cross acclimatizes in all types of weather.
• As adult Boer weighs up to 100 Kg, its cross breed can also be found with heavy weight.
• Both goats breed can give 3or 4 times birth within two years of interval and have capacity to give twin kids.
• Both Boer and Boer cross goats have tasty and compact meat.
• Before and after lactation in both conditions it has higher growth rate in kids and low mortality rate.
• High immunity towards disease is found in Boer cross.
These goats are good to breed because they are durable. They breed throughout the year and generally birth three kids every two years. As the name suggests, the Kalahari Red is commonly a reddish/brown color. This color is especially useful for hiding in its surroundings.
Savanna goats are white South African meat goats that have adapted to the harsh environment. They are hardy, fecund, and resilient.
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Goat milk is known for having less lactose than other types of milk; it’s easier to digest for people who suffer from Lactose Intolerance. When looking for a good goat for producing milk, goats must be able to produce a lot of milk. It’s also preferred if the milk can have a higher fat content. These are imported breeds that have been selected for production of milk and processed milk products such as cheese and yoghurt. It is generally accepted that these breeds are very susceptible to diseases and parasites.
Saanen goat produce 5.5litres of milk every day. This milk will generally contain 2.5 – 3% of fat.
These goats can be used for milk and for meat production.
These goats have a straight face, full beards, and they are generally anywhere from light brown to dark brown with white markings. Flaps of skin on the neck are also quite common with this breed. Toggenburg goats produce milk that has 3.3% of fat, which is relatively low. This breed is particularly hardy, making it ideal to cross breed with meat producing goats
Alpine is also called French Alpine goats. The Alpine goat can produce 1.8 – 5.5litres of milk per day. The average about of fat in the milk is 3.5%, which is high. This milk is used to make many thick substances made from milk, such as butter, cheese, and ice cream.
Lamancha are not only great for milk, but they are also friendly. These goats have a great personality. However, these goats originated from Spain. Their milk has 4.2% fat concentration.
These goats have small ears or no ears.
Nubian goats were first bred in England. Nubian goat’s milk have fat content of 5%. They can produce 1.8 – 7.5 litres of milk a day. The Nubian goats have long, floppy ears, and they are the largest of the dairy goats. Because these goats weigh more and have more meat, they can also be used for meat. Nubian goats are dual purpose goats.
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Basic information for indigenous goats
- Length of gestation period (pregnancy) 150 days (approximately 5 months)
- Birth weight 2.5 kg
- Weaning weight (weight when kid stops suckling) 12-15 kg
- Mature mass of female 35-40 kg
- Mature mass of rams 45-50 kg
- Breeding age for young ewes 9 months
- Main kidding seasons (April–June) or (September–December)
- Ram/ewe ratio 1 ram to 20 ewes (5 rams for every 100 ewes)
- Lifespan (10-12 years).
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