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Damascus Goat Breed Profile Information

Damascus Goat Breed Profile

The Damascus Goat is a breed raised in the region of Syria and Lebanon, primarily for milk production. They are of the Nubian type and are usually red or brown but can also be seen in pied or grey. The animals can be either horned or polled and are long haired.
The main features of the Damascus goats are:

  • Improved dual purpose (meat and milk) goat breed developed in Syria and Cyprus.  
  • Physical features: – Tall hairy brownish coloured goat with pendulous ears
  • Adult weight
– Male 70 to 90 kg
– Female 50 to 60 kg
  • Kid weights at the Institute ’ s farm
– 3 months : 15-18 kg
– 6 months : 20-25 kg
Damascus Goat
Damascus Goat

More about Damascus Goat::

he Maharashtra Goat and Sheep Research and Development Institute brought frozen semen of Damascus goats from Syria under the program of India-Syria Bilateral Cooperation. This was brought in return for imparting the technique of freezing of goat and sheep semen to the Syrian Government. The semen freezing was carried out by the consulting veterinarian of the Institute in September 2000.

he institute used this semen to crossbreed Boer and Sirohi goats belonging to the Institute. The institute now has a flock of Boer-Damascus crosses.

The main features of the Damascus goats are:

  • Improved dual purpose (meat and milk) goat breed developed in Syria and Cyprus.  
  • Physical features: – Tall hairy brownish coloured goat with pendulous ears
  • Adult weight
  • Kids are strong because mothers have high milk yield.
  • Age at first oestrus: 1 ¼ to 1 ½ years.
  • About 50% goats give twins.

To buy or for info on  Damascus Goat:

contact:

NIMBKAR SEEDS PVT LTD.
Near Jinti Bridge, Lonand Road,
Phaltan – 415523, Dt. Satara, Maharashtra
India.

Phone: 02166 – 222298, 221375

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