The Kaghani goat is a breed from the valley of the Hazara district in Pakistan. Kaghani goats are used for cashmere production and meat. The Kaghani goat was bred to produce high-quality cashmere wool that commands a higher price than other breeds because of its fine, silky fiber. Kaghani goats have been selectively bred to increase their size so they can be more efficient at producing wool and meat. Kaghani Goats have become popular all over the world due to these unique characteristics!
Characteristics of Kaghani Goat:
Kaghani Goat is a medium-sized breed. The male weighs 35 to 40 Kg. While the female weighs between 30 and 35 Kg. Something that stands out in this breed is the long coat since it is of good quality. It produces a layer of cashmere wool, which is sought by merchants for the production of pashmina.
This breed comes to produce a total of 2 kg of wool per individual per year. The coat that produces is of different colors among them is the black, brown, gray and white that is very sought after since it can be dyed.
Both the male and the female of this breed have antlers. Which are of medium size, and with a backward curvature. The females of this breed are not good producers of milk, and the daily milk production does not reach 1 kilo per day.
Females can give multiple births, which is why the population of the flock grows rapidly. In addition, females native to Pakistan should not be in the 20 kg weight. They should always be above that weight.
And the breeders who buy the goats of this species must make sure that they are acquiring certified goats since this attributes that the race will continue pure. At 11 or 12 months of age, females are already able to reproduce. While the males must be strong and have an adequate height. Every 3 or 4 years, new males must enter the herd. Males are able to reproduce at the same age as females, and males can mate up to 25 females in a year.
Kaghani Goat is a double-purpose breed, used for meat production, and for wool production. The wool that this breed is of excellent quality, and is very commercialized. In addition, the meat of this breed is considered good and of medium quality, and in great demand. Breeders also choose this breed to domesticate it.
This breed serves to be raised and produced on a small scale, although similarly it can be produced on a medium scale. Another use that is given to the species, is the sale of the skin, however, it is of very little demand and prefers the sale of wool.
Kaghani Goat is a breed that is fed by intense grazing, however, the feed conversion is low. This breed does not usually gain rapid weight. They even serve to clean patios as they feed on weeds, grasses, and grasses.
Newborn goats should be fed with the mother’s milk, as this will provide nutrients and defenses against diseases. In case they are not fed with breast milk they should give milk with a bottle. The goats of this species must eat rations proportional to their weight. Adult individuals of this species can consume up to 6 kg. of daily food. The diet must be made up of green and dry forage, alfalfa, grass, herbs, and corn.
In addition, if the goats are raised under stall feeding, the food can be placed in piles and boxes of hay. In this way, it will guarantee the correct feeding and fattening of the breed when they are in areas with a lot of droughts and that do not allow feeding by grazing.
and can adapt to the different climates of Pakistan and the different terrains. This breed is very sociable, which is why it can coexist with other animals and even get along well with people. In addition, the sources of income obtained by breeders for the commercialization of wool is high. The manure produced by this breed can be used to grow plants.
The females of this species show notorious signs when they are in heat. One of them is that it does not cause them to eat, the expulsion of secretions and that they constantly come into contact with the males.