There are dozens of goat breeds. A handful of them have names that begin with the letter ‘A.’ These goats are from different parts of the world. These goats may be available in your country if the breeders offer live goats for sale. Here’s an overview of some of the popular ones.
1. Alpine Goat
The Alpine goat is native to the French Alps. They weigh 135 pounds, and they are 30 inches tall. Alpine goat milk has a very low fat content. Only 3.4% of the milk is fat. It produces more than 2,100 pounds of milk per lactation. Milk production is affected by changes in the environment. To optimize milk production, there has to be proper ventilation, dry beds, a clean feeder, and a clean water supply. The goat should have a relaxed daily life as well. Alpine goat farmers advertise live goats for sale.
2. Anglo-Nubian Goat
The Anglo-Nubian goat is native to Britain. It was produced through cross breeding with goats from India, North Africa, and the Middle East. These goats have high tolerance for hot climates, and they have a longer breeding season than other breeds of dairy goats. The does weigh 135 pounds, and the bucks weigh 175 pounds. The does are 30 inches tall, and the bucks are 35 inches tall. You may find these goats in an advertisment offering live goats for sale.
3. Angora Goat
The Angora goat is a descendant of the markhor, which is native to Central Asia. The name of this breed is derived from a city in Turkey. This breed of goat was exported to Europe in 1554. It was later exported to Australia, South Africa, and North America as well. This type of goat is coveted for its hair, which is called mohair. One goat can produce 4-5 kilograms of mohair per year. Because of their dense coats, Angora goats are more susceptible to parasites. Angora goats may be procured through an advertisement for a sale of live goats.
4. Arapawa Goat
The Arapawa goat is one of the rarest goat breeds in the world. It is native to New Zealand, but it is believed to have originated from an English breed that was introduced in 1773 by Captain James Cook. He released two goats on the East Bay of Arapawa Island. In 1777, he gave two more goats to a Maori chief at Ship Cove. This is an interesting story that adds to the mythology of goats.
5. Abaza Goat
The Abaza goat is used for goat meat and milk. It is native to north-eastern Turkey. A popular cheese is made from the milk of the Abaza goat. You may find these goats in an advertisement offering live goats for sale.