"Goats By Breed - Sangamneri"

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  • Distribution: Poona and Ahmednagar districts of Maharashtra.

  • Numbers: The total goat population in the Sangamneri distribution area, accor­ding to the 1972 census, was 5.692 m, of which 0.396 m adult males and 3.439 m adult females.

  • Climate:

    Average monthly temperature (ºC)

    Average

    Range

    minimum

    18.2 12.0-23.0

    maximum

    32.0 27.7-37.9
    Average monthly relative humidity (%)

    morning

    71 50-85

    evening

    46 20-78
    Annual rainfall (cm) 71.47

  • Breed Characteristics:

    Adult males

    Adult females

    Body weight 38.37 28.97
    Body length 69.8 62.5
    Height at withers  77.3 68.0
    Chest girth 76.0 71.0

  • Conformation: Tall animals. of animals surveyed. 73% were black and the rest were white, brown or spotted. Ears are medium long; ear length: 18.0 +- 0.10 cm . Most males (89.5%) are horned; females may be horned or polled, in almost equal proportions. Tail is medium long and thin; tail length: 16.6 +- 0.10 cm (210). The udder is small and round with small teats placed laterally.

  • Flock structure: The average flock contains 30.5+- 12.63 individuals (range: 6 to 91), of which 1.0 adult male, 14.5 adult females and 15.0 young.

  • Reproduction:

     

    Days

    Age at first kidding 422.2
    Kidding interval 333.7
    Service period 155.6
    Kidding percentage (%)  
    Litter size: (%)  
    Singles 69.9
    Twins 30.0
    Triplets 0.5
    Quadruplets  

  • Mortality %:

    Pre-weaning

    28.9

    Adults

    4.3

  • Breeding: Pure breeding. Males are selected on dam's milk yield.

  • Performance:

    Milk

    Lactation yield (Kg) 83.4
    Lactation length (days) 165

    Meat (kg.)

    At birth 1.86
    At weaning 7.09
    6 months 10.06
    9 months 13.44
    12 months 17.33

    Hair  (g per clip)

    250-300

    Reference:
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