Best 30 Goat Breeds in Pakistan for Farming: Part 02

Goat Breeds in Pakistan
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Pakistan is one of the best goat meat-producing countries in the universe. Here we will discuss the best goat breeds in Pakistan for farming commercially part 02. In the previous article, we have tried to find the most important goat breeds in Pakistan for farming part 01.

Goat Breeds in Pakistan for Farming
Goat Breeds in Pakistan for Farming

16 Pateri: The Pateri breed is found in the districts of Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Khairpur, and Sanghar in Sindh. The body color is white and the face, neck, ears, and legs are reddish-brown. The Pateri is one of the heaviest breeds of goat found in Sindh. It is one of the best goat breeds in Pakistan for farming commercially.

Pateri Goat Breed
Pateri Goat Breed: Image by Rajar Livestock Farm

The ears are long and drooping. Milk yield is 170 liters in a 120-day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 52 and 42 kg, respectively. These goats are reared for meat and milk. Fattened males are in great demand for sacrificial slaughter on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

17 Sindh Desi: They are found in Dadu, Nawabshah, Sukkur, and parts of Larkana districts in Sindh. The body of desi goats is usually all black but white, grey, or spotted animals are also seen. The head and parts of the neck are black. They have a compact body and medium head. Milk yield is 140 liters in 95-day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 48 and 39 kg, respectively. These goats are reared for meat and milk.

Sindh Desi Goat Breed
Sindh Desi Goat Breed

18 Tapri: These goats are found in the eastern part of Hyderabad district contiguous with Mirpurkhas in Sanghar district and parts of Khairpur in Sindh. Tapri goats are camel-colored or reddish-brown although occasionally a white body color is also seen. The head and ears are small and the neck is short. Adult males and females weigh 22 and 18 kg, respectively. Tapri breed is early maturing and prolific. They are raised mainly for meat production.

19 Tharki: These goats are named after Thar, the desert area of Sindh, which is the home tract of this breed. The body of tharki breed is usually black but red animals are also found. They are medium-sized hairy goats with medium heads and ears. Milk yield is 110 liters in a 120-day lactation. These goats are reared for meat, milk, and hair production.

20 Damani: These goats are found in Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, and parts of the Peshawar district in Khyber pukhtun khwa. Damani goats have a black body hair coat and tan or camel-colored head and lower half of legs. The head and ears are medium-sized, horns curved and pointed. Milk yield is 110 liters per 100 days of lactation. Adult males and females weigh 31 and 26 kg, respectively. Damani Goats are reared for meat and milk.

Damani Goat Breed
Damani Goat Breed

21 Gaddi: Gaddi breed is found in the Kaghan Valley. Gaddi goats are generally black but white and grey animals are also found. They are fairly large-sized hairy animals with massive heads and long ears and horns. Milk yield is 125 liters in 150 days. Adult males and females weigh 50 and 42 kg, respectively. These goats are raised for meat, milk, and hair.

22 Kaghani:  The home tract of this breed is the Kaghan valley of Khyber pukhtun khwa and its range includes Abbottabad, Mansehra, and Swat districts and the Kohistan area. Muzaffarabad district of Azad Kashmir also forms part of its home track. Kahani goats are usually black but white, grey, or brown ones are also seen. Kaghani is one of the best goat breeds in Pakistan for farming commercially. The body is well-developed and compact. They have a large head and medium ears. The thick horns extend upwards and backward. The adult males and females weigh 42 and 35 kg, respectively. Kaghani goats are reared for meat and hair.

23 Lehri: This breed is named after the town of Lehri in the Kachhi area of Sibi district in Balochistan. Most are black but white or grey animals are also seen. The body is compact and covered with long hair. Their head is of medium size. Ears are very long and pendulous. Males and females are both horned. Adult males and females weigh 35 and 30 kg, respectively. Lehri goats are reared for meat and hair.

24 Khurasani: This breed is found in Chaghi, Loralai, Quetta, and Zhob Districts in Balochistan. Khurasani goats are black but white or grey animals are also seen. Heads and ears are of medium size. Large and spirally curled horns are found in males. Milk yield is 180 liters in a 150-day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 30 and 25 kg, respectively. These goats are raised for meat and milk.

25 Kajli: Kajli goats are from Dera Ghazi Khan District in Punjab and Loralai District in Balochistan. They are usually black but sometimes white, brown or grey. Their muscular body is covered with long hair. The head is small. Ears erect and pointed and horns thin. Milk yield is 120 liters in a 120-day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 30 and 25 kg, respectively. Kajli goats are raised for meat, milk, and hair.

26 Baltistani: This breed is found in the Baltistan district of the northern areas. Body color is black with white patches of varying sizes. The small head is black with short horns in both males and females. They resemble Teddy goats but are taller in stature. Adult males and females weigh 29 and 25 kg, respectively. Milk yield is almost 100 liters per lactation. These goats are raised for mutton, milk, hair, and manure.

27 Beiari:  Beiari goats are from Kotli district and adjoining parts of the Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir. These short-haired goats are all white or grey or have white or grey patches. The body is compact. Ears are long and drooping. The horn grows upwards and backward. Adult males and females weigh 25 and 20 kg, respectively. The udder is fairly well developed and the milk yield is 135 liters in 150 days. This breed is raised for meat and milk.

28 Buchi:  These goats are found in parts of Kotli, Muzaffarabad, and Poonch districts in Azad Kashmir. Buchi is black or grey. They have a massive head with a slightly Roman nose and very small ears, hence the name Buchi. Both males and females have horns. The udder is medium-sized. Milk production is 90 liters in a 150-day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 30 and 22 kg respectively.

29 Jararkheil: Jararkhaeil is one of the best goat breeds in Pakistan for farming commercially. These goats are from the Chilas valley in Diamir district in the northern areas and parts adjacent to Hazara district and Azad Kashmir. They are usually black with white patches. They have well-developed bodies with long hair, large drooping ears with white patches, and large horns. Adult males and females weigh 52 and 45 kg respectively. Milk yield is 135 liters per 100 days of lactation. Jarakheils are reared for mutton, hair, milk, and manure.

30 Jattal: These goats are found in parts of district Kotli and Mirpur Azad Kashmir. They are usually black. They are medium-sized with slim bodies covered with 8 to 10-cm long hairs. The neck is thin and long. The Head is massive and straight. Adult males and females weigh 23 and 19kg respectively. Milk yield is 80 liters per 150 days of lactation.

Now we will talk about some other important goat breeds in Pakistan for farming commercially, which are called here editor choice.

Additional Goat Breeds in Pakistan For Farming

31 Koha-i-Ghizer: Koha-i-Ghizer goats are found in an area located along Kohai Ghizer, extending from Gilgit to Yasin and Imit in northern areas. They are generally black with white patches on the belly and brown rings around the eyes. The head is small and the ears droop. Males are horned and most females polled. Milk yield is 70 liters in 100 days. Adult males and females weigh 35 and 30 kg respectively. Goats of this breed are raised for milk, meat, hair, and manure.

32 Kooti: Kooti goats are found in Almut, Kail, and Shonther in Azad Kashmir. Kootis have black and white patches on their body. The body, head, and ears are small. Their small horns are spiraled. The legs are short and stout. Milk yield is 100 liters in a 150-day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 20 and 15 kg respectively.

33 Labri:  This breed is found in parts of Jhelum, Leepa, and Neelam valleys of Muzaffarabad district and adjoining areas of Poonch district in Azad Kashmir. Labri goats are mostly black but some have patches of light grey or brown. They are fairly large-sized goats. The head is large with long ears. Both males and females have long thick horns. Milk yield is 170 liters in150 day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 48 and 40 kg respectively. Labri goats are raised for meat, milk, and hair.

34 Piamiri: Piamiri goats are found extensively in the upper Hunza valley near Khunjarab territory in the northern areas. Piamiri goats are usually all black but brown or grey-white patches are occasionally seen. They are medium-sized animals. Legs are short and hairy. Milk yield is 80 liters in 100 day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 36 and 30 kg respectively.

Boer Goat Breed
Piamiri Goat Breed

35 Shurri: Shurri goats are found in the Jhelum, Leepa, and Neelam valleys of Muzaffarabad district and Bagh and Haveli areas of Poonch district in Azad Kashmir. They are solid white, grey, or black or patched with these colors. Their body is compact. The head and ears are medium. Males and females are both horned. Their legs are long and stout. Milk yield is 135 liters in a 150-day lactation. Adult males and females weigh 38 and 32 kg respectively. Shurri goats are raised for meat and milk.

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  1. I don’t think the title of your article matches the content lol. Just kidding, mainly because I had some doubts after reading the article.

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