Togbergburg goat breed

Togbergburg goat breed

Togbergburg goat breed

Toggenburg goats breed was bred in the eighteenth century from Switzerland in the Togberg Valley from here it got its name. This breed is bred in the canton of San Gallen, this area is not rich in pastures because the goats in the stall are more than in nature

The breed is resistant, in food it likes the twigs of trees

The wool of this goat has a very entertaining color, in general, the tone of the coat is light brown, and two dark stripes pass along the head with the forehead, the nose have a lighter color, and the end of the muzzle and ears on the inside are much darker. The wool structure of goats is medium long, silky and very tightly fitting to the legs to the knees. It closes the trunk, back and upper part of the legs with a longer coat, it creates a feeling that it is longer than it actually is

The growth of goats is from sixty-two to seventy-six centimeters. The weight of goats is from forty-five to fifty-five kilograms, and goats weigh from sixty to seventy kilograms. Goats are well built, have a long head, a straight profile, slightly flattened. The neck is long very elegant, the ribs are convex, and the back is straight. Legs are not long. The ears of this breed are narrow and erect. Representatives of the breed are cloddy, and goats meet with horns

Toggenburg goats have a dry build, which is very typical for dairy goats. There is a developed udder, milk production is experiencing ups, and falls during the lactation period is from four hundred to a thousand liters. In milk, on average, fat is four percent. Goat’s milk produces excellent cheeses

The winner of the breed for butterfat milk could give milk fat not less than forty-five kilograms per year. And the record of productivity in America is two thousand six hundred ten kilograms

Representatives of the breed are prolific, as a rule, two or three kids are born

Toggenburgskie goats vysokomolochnye and only weight inferior Saanen, but otherwise this is an excellent breed, and quite often they are transported to other countries, which would improve their milk yield of livestock

In Germany, a noble breed toggenburgskaya goat was bred, and in England the British toggenburgskaya with the founder of the breed took over the well-known Swiss toggenburgskuyu

The breed has spread in the territories of European states, New Zealand, America and Africa. On the territory of Russia, the goats of this breed were brought in before the First World War in the region of St. Petersburg, Prince Urusov did it around the beginning of the 20th century. and since then nobody has seriously dealt with the breed, and already in our time they appeared in the Altai

The coldness of the Toggenburg goats is not terrible, they tolerate it calmly, even, perhaps, for them it is preferable to heat. Capable of adapting quickly to a new climate, they can be kept on farms located in the mountains. The breed brings very high milk yields and in winter they do not fall

But the breed has a serious drawback, its representatives are very choosy to the conditions of maintenance and nutrition, otherwise the taste of milk deteriorates.

Togbergburg goat breed