Sojat Goats

Sojat goats originate from Rajasthan in India. It is cross bred from the Jamnapari goat. It is primarily farmed for its meat as the milk yield is low, giving only 65kg per lactation period. It is commonly sacrificed during the Bakri-Eid Festival.

There is a great variation in coat color but they are generally white in color, and occasionally patches of tan or black are found on the body. The ears are very long, flat and drooping. Both sexes are found mostly without horned with short and thin tail. A thin growth of hair is present on the body, known as feathers. The breed has well developed udder round in shape with large conical teats. The weight of Sojat goats are very heavy and good for meat purpose.

Sirohi Goats

The Sirohi goat is a compact, medium-sized breed native to the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. The Sirohi goat can be found distributed over the Ajmer, Bhilwara, Tonk, and Jaipur districts. The breed is also known by other names such as Devgarhi, Parbatsari, and Ajmeri. The breed is also known by other names such as Devgarhi, Parbatsari, and Ajmeri. Flocks can vary in size from 10 – 200 animals and can be found in different places of Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh.

The animals are popular for their weight gain and lactation even under poor quality rearing conditions. The animals are resistant to major diseases and are easily adaptable to different climatic conditions. Though the main breeding tracts of Sirohi goats are situated in the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan, they are also widely distributed in several other Indian states. Lactation can last for up to 90 days and average to 0.75–1 kg/day for a good does.

Boer Goat

The Boer goat is a breed of goat that was developed in South Africa in the early 1900s for meat production. Their name is derived from the Afrikaans (Dutch) word “boer”, meaning farmer. Boer goats are a popular breed for meat and their breeding season starts in August and runs through December. Mixed goats are best for small herd because of the genetics in Boer for meat and the genetics in the other goat.

The Boer goat has a fast growth rate and excellent carcass qualities, making it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world. Boer goats tend to gain weight at about the same rate as their sire, so a buck from a proven fast-growing bloodline will command the highest price, as its offspring will tend to also be fast growers. The kid of a proven fast-growing sire might weight 36 kg at 90 days, while the kid of a poor-quality sire might weigh only 15 kg at 90 days. An average-quality buck will initially be less expensive to purchase; however, it can significantly undermine an operation’s long-term profitability.

Saanen Goats

Saanen goats are a white or cream-colored breed of goat, named for the Saanen valley in Switzerland. By the late 19th century they had spread across Europe, and in the early 20th century were brought to the US. In the 21st century, they are among the most popular dairy goat breeds, due to their high productivity and ease of management.

Saanens are generally white or cream-colored, although breed associations prefer pure white. Their coats are usually short and fine, with occasional longer fringes on the back and hindquarters. Due to their light coloration, they can be sensitive to harsh sunlight and hot climates. Darker-skinned animals are better able to handle these conditions.

Osmanabadi Goat

Osmanabadi goat breed is from the Latur and Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. This is the tall animal usually black in color. Osmanabadi goats are well known for their disease resistance capability, their disease resistance as compare to other goat breed is more hence considered as the good breed for commercial goat farm.

They are usually tall animal with an average weight of 33.5 kg (Adult male) and 31.5 kg (Adult Female). 75% of Osmanabadi goats are black in color some are brown, white and spotted colors. They have medium long ear. 90% of male have horn. Water intake is very less as they are desert animal they consume approximately 500 ml of water every day.

Beetal Goats

The Beetal goat breed from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan is used for milk and meat production. It is similar to the Jamnapari goat.
It is also known as Amritsari goat. Beetal is considered to be a good milker with large body size and high fecundity.

The skin of these goats is considered to be of high quality because of its large size and it’s yielding of fine leather such as velour, suede and chamois for manufacturing clothes, shoes and gloves. Beetal goats have been widely used for improvement of local goats throughout the subcontinent. These goats are also adapted to stall feeding and thus preferred for intensive goat farming.