Mehsana Goat: The Unique Species from Gujarat

The Mehsana Goat comes from a place called Mehsana which is where this species originates, in the state of Gujarat in India. This species is found in Mehsana, Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad, Palanur Banaskantha, and in its vicinity, all belonging to the districts of Gujarat.

A Mehsana Goat is a goat that lives in Mehsana, Gujarat. Mehsana is the place where this species originates and can be found in herds of 20 to 300 goats. This type of goat has a straight nose which sets it apart from other types of goats.

Mehsana Goat

Characteristics of Mehsana Goat

The Mehsana Goat Unlike other breeds of goats that have round noses this goat has the peculiar characteristic of having a straight nose. Commonly this species is found in herds of 20 to 300 goats. However, there are some farmers who own in their stables herds of 2 to 10 goats.

The color of the coat of this breed is black, with white spots on the ear. Her hair is abundant and long. And the ears have a certain fall. The tail of this breed is short and has the particularity of going upwards in the form of an arch. Both males and females have horns, which are arched and this curve is tilted back.

This breed is ready for reproduction from one year and a half to one year eight months. Daily milk production varies from 1.5 kg to 2 kg. And the females are in the lactation period between 190 and 200 days after having gone through the labor. They produce 90% of individual births, while 10% of cases can come with siblings or twins.

They produce 210 gr. Of wool a year, while making 1 or 2 shears a year. The weight for the male is 37 kg and 32 kg for the female, and they reach a length of 71 cm. Long the male, and 68 cm. the female.

This breed has a high feed conversion, this indicates that the relationship between what the goats eat and the weight is uneven. In order for this breed to be able to gain weight, the farmer must put twice as much ration for weight gain.

Food

The Mehsana Goat should be fed with coconut cakes and Jack leaves to gain weight. Their daily diet has to be made up of fodder containing different types of green leaves, legumes, etc.

Usage

The Mehsana Goat is mostly used for the production of its milk and for the production of its meat. However, there are some farmers who have raised this species also for the production of their wool. Farmers can be milking the females of this breed 2 times a day, one of the recommendations that are suggested is that 1 of the times is done before feeding.

An advantage of this breed is that they can become accustomed to extensive grazing, as well as be raised on small farms. They should be provided minerals, nutritious foods, and have clean water for disposal.

Special Feature

The Mehsana Goat adapts easily to climatic changes. They should be brushed once a month to remove dirt and loose fur. Goats of this species should be vaccinated when they are small to avoid diseases. Adult kids must be separated and fed with pasteurized milk.

The fat contained in the milk is 2.5% to 3% and the protein is around 2.5%, indicating that these contents are good in the milk that this breed produces. The kids of this breed should take special care, to ensure sufficient food and milk until at a certain age they have the right weight.

Goat Profile

Goat nameMehsana Goat
Other NameAny
Goat PurposeProducer of milk and meat.
Coat colorBlack, with white ears.
Weight30 to 32 Kg
Climate ToleranceAll climates
Country of OriginIndia

Conclusion

If you’re interested in learning more about the Mehsana Goat and how it can help your farm, we invite you to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that come up for you or provide additional information if needed. You might also consider our blog post on understanding goat breeds here as well! Thank you for reading and enjoy your day!

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