Breed Profile: Nubian Goats

Breed Profile: Nubian Goats
Breed Profile: Nubian Goats
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The Nubian goats are the most popular goat breed and its one of my favorite breeds .
They Also known as the Anglo-Nubian , they was developed in Britain in the 19th century but they are originally from North of Africa and Brought to the United States by the European settlers .
Its easy to recognize Nubia goats by their long floppy ears , And it’s big weight up to 175 lbs.

Nubian goats are used all purpose goat breed , meat and milk . As they grow in North of Africa , This breed is adaptable to dry climates and high temperatures.

Before this breed is used as meat producer , they give a great meat with low fats , But today Today, the use of Nubian goats has moved away from meat to milk production .

Yes they dont produce a big amount of milk but but its but what makes it special is the the high amount of butterfat , its can be up to 4-5٪ , this makes the milk very delicious and can be used in production Butter, cheese, and ice cream.

Lets not forget that the Nubian goats can be a good pet , they are cute , the only problem is that they cry pretty loud and make noise , if you have a farm thats ok , but if you wan to raise it in your backyard i dont advice you to do that .

Characteristics sheet

Name Anglo-Nubian goat
Country of origin United Kingdom
Use dual-purpose, meat and dairy
Weight Male: up to: 140 kg (310 lb)
Female: up to: 110 kg (240 lb)
Height Male: average: 90 cm (35 in)
Female: average: 80 cm (31 in)


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