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Mehsana Goat Breed Profile Information

Mehsana Goat Breed Profile:

In this article, the mehsana goat breed profile is explained.

Mehasana Goat Distribution: The Mehsana is a dual purpose breed and is  found in the Mehsana, Banaskantha, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad districts of Gujarat.

The Mehsana is a large sized breed. The colour of the coat is black with white spots at the base of the ear. The Milk yield averages one kg/day. The litter size is mostly single. Average yield of hair per goat per year is 200 grams. According to the 18th Livestock Census 2007, the number of Manasseh goats in the country is 596,843. hair coat is long and coarse. Ears are always white. Both sexes have twisted horns curved upward and backward. The udder is moderately developed having large and conical teats.

Mehsana Goat
Mehsana Goat.

 Mehsana goat Breed characteristics:

Adult MaleAdult Female
 Average  Body weight (kg)  36 to 3933
 Average Body length (cm)70 to 7268
 Average Height at withers (cm)   79 to 8274
 Average Chest girth (cm)76 to 7873

Mehsana Goat Reproduction: In farmers’ flocks: kidding percentage: 69.5 ± 7.1 (23); litter size: singles: 89.7 ± 2.7%; twins: 10.3 ± 2.7% (27).

Mortality :  In farmers’ flocks: young: 13.0 ± 0.35% (25); adults: 3.4 ± 1.1% (25).

Breeding: Pure breeding. Males are selected primarily on body size.

Mehsana Goat Performance:

  • Milk. Average daily yield: 1.323 ± 0.134 kg (27); average lactation length: 197.2 ± 7.5 days (27).
  • Hair. Average yield per year: 210.2 ± 20.4 g (27).

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