General information

Alpine goats: advantages and disadvantages of keeping

For the Alpine breed is characterized by endurance and unpretentiousness. Breeding breeds are engaged in both private farms and large complexes.

By name you can understand that goats live in highlands. This alone speaks of the high adaptability to the cold climate and bad weather. Initially, the Swiss were engaged in breeding, but then, thanks to the popularity of the breed, goats began to spread throughout European countries. To date, the Alpine breed is considered very popular, has received worldwide recognition. Breeding and engaged in our country, as well as CIS countries. However, the leading position remains with France. The share of Alpine goats accounts for 98% of the total livestock, which is bred here.

What animals look like

Goats have a variety of suits, there are both snow-white animals and black and two-colored. The coat is short, smooth and serves more to decorate than to get products from it. Goats meaningless contain for the sake of wool.

Goats have thin, strong limbs. The muzzle is long, slightly flattened, the ears are erect. Animals have strong, flat horns. Goats practically do not differ from goats, the latter have a higher growth, can reach 90 cm. Goats grow up to 80 cm. The average mass of Alpine is 80 kg.

Alpine breed has a calm character. Mountain origin allows them to acclimatize to any conditions. They are not afraid of frosts, and the owner will have practically no problems with the maintenance of animals.

Productive qualities

The main advantages include a high rate of productivity. For the year from one goat you can get milk in the amount of 1500 liters. The most productive animals give more than the specified norm. The indicator of fat content varies from 3.5 to 5.5%. Dairy products have a high taste, does not have a specific odor, and therefore children will be happy to drink it.