The Anglo Nubian goat breed was developed in England, created towards the end of the 19th century. This breed is the product of crossbreeding of Jamnapari breeds from India and stallions of the Zaraibi type Egypt. Since this race is descended from races of the Middle East, this breed inherits the characteristics of being able to live in places with warm climates, and it is resistant in them.
The Anglo Nubian goat is a medium-sized breed. The females exceed 75 centimeters in height and the males can measure 85 centimeters. For its part, the females of this species weigh 45 and 60 kg. While the males weigh 80 and 90 kg. The head of this race has facial lines from convex to very convex.
It has very long, wide, and hairy ears, with fine texture and well-defined cartilages, which hang close to the head. This breed has dark skin in association with black hair and lighter in spots with white spots. Usually, the fur is short, soft and shiny.
And the color of the hair varies from black to chocolate, they even become white, with or without cream spots anywhere on the body. Any combination of color is allowed and black predominates as a base. The females of this species are of great size and the nipples are spacious, well inserted between their two halves.
The udders are not pendulous and are flexible. This species is a dairy breed. It has a milk production of 700 liters per lactation with a fat percentage of 4 to 4.5%. The extremities of this breed are long and strong, well-shaped.
The previous members are straight and strong, the later ones proportioned and somewhat concave to leave room for the udder, which is implanted a little forward. This breed can be born with horns, just as others can come without horns. Furthermore, this phenotypically speaking race has a great influence on the goats of Latin America. Since this breed has crossed with other species and has contributed to much of their offspring the long ears and drooping.
The Anglo Nubian goat is a multipurpose breed, used for the production of meat, as well as for the production of milk and skin. The content of fat and acidity of the milk of this breed makes that it is of very good quality for the production of cheeses. In the same way, your milk also serves for the production of butter. Besides being an excellent dairy breed, the meat produced by this breed is high compared to other dairy breeds.
The Anglo Nubian goat is a breed that is usually fed by intense grazing, eating grass, leaves, herbs that are green, and even hay. However, being a dairy breed has to be fed with nutrients and good quality food which ensures a good milk production and good taste. There are some cereals and grains that should be included in its diet, among them you should eat barley, oats, and corn.
The Anglo Nubian goat is a breed that adapts very well to warm climates. In the same way, this breed can be maintained in climates with very low temperatures. Although it can develop in different climates, its milk production is higher when it is found in warm climates.
The character of this race is usually docile, peaceful, calm and familiar. What makes them domesticate. They are very intelligent animals, easily recognize their environment and their breeders. And many people believe that this quality is stubbornness. This breed adapts to new environments easily, since they are very friendly with humans. Something that draws attention is that this breed asks for attention when it lacks food or water.
So when the breeders hear this breed making sounds, it’s because something is missing. The females, on the other hand, adapt easily to milk them. And when a breeder performs milking well, this goat will then energetically go to the place where it is milked without any impediment. The most outstanding physical characteristic of this breed is the long ears.
Since they are long, falling, wide, hanging and close to the head. Due to its characteristics, and that it is a multipurpose race, it is a high prize race. Today this breed has been exporting to more than 60 countries around the world. This breed does not need additional care, it is kept in good condition with food, and have a space to shelter.