"Goats By Breed - Osmanabadi"

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  • Distribution: Latur. Tuljapur and Udgir taluks of Osmanabad district of Maharashtra.

  • Numbers: The total goat population in the Osmanabadi distribution area. accoriding to the 1972 census, was 0.219 m. of which 0.020 m adult males and 0.119 m adult females.

  • Climate:

    Average monthly temperature (║C)




    19.5 13.65-24


    32.95 29.45
    Average monthly relative humidity (%)


    59 35-80.5


    38.5 18-62.5
    Annual rainfall (cm) 71.0

  • Breed Characteristics:

    Adult males

    Adult females

    Body weight 33.6 32.36
    Body length 69.12 67.51
    Height at withers  77.87 74.79
    Chest girth 72.06 72.04

  • 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 10.73 individuals (range: 1 to 65). of which 0.28 adult males; 6.56 adult females and 3.89 young.

  • Reproduction:



    Age at first kidding  
    Kidding interval  
    Service period  
    Kidding percentage (%) 129.9
    Litter size: (%)  
    Singles 70.5
    Twins 29.0
    Triplets 0.5

  • Mortality %:

    Pre-weaning 18
    Adults 7.1

  • Breeding: Pure breeding. There is little selection.

  • Performance:


    Lactation yield (Kg)/day 0.5-1.5
    Lactation length (months) 3-5

    Meat (kg.)

    At birth 2.39
    At weaning 7.34
    6 months 11.07
    9 months 15.12
    12 months  

    Hair  (g per year)


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