The Maltese goat is a domestic goat breed in the east and west Mediterranean area mainly used for milk production.
Maltese doesn’t produce 500 to 600 kg of milk per lactation.
Maltese goat breed information
Maltese goat really is a gorgeous medium-sized creature.
A raven-black area at the top and sides of the head generally long-hairs and characterized the goat breed along with pendulous ears that are black. Their ears turn at the tip.
The goats generally don’t have horns. Their face is white with dark sides, black crown, and black ears. Their skin color is dark and pinkish-white where the jacket is black.
The bucks are usually bearded. The height of the bucks is roughly 87 cm, and the height of the does is 71 cm.
On average a buck weighs 70 kg and a doe about 45 kg.
Maltese goat breed benefits
The Maltese goat is a dairy goat breed and mainly used for milk production. In Sicily, the milk of those goats is employed for making standard and ricotta caprino cheeses.
Maltese goats have been valued for their own milk production.
Typically, the Maltese don’t produce 500 to 600 kg of milk per lactation. Their milk includes nice taste with no excessively”goaty” flavor.
And their milk contains an average of 4.28 percent fat and about 3.66 percent protein. There are no specific seasons for breeding, also kidding occurs during the entire year.
The breed takes it’s title and appears in Asia Minor. Goat is principally increased in southern Italy, and particularly in the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Although the Maltese: Mogħża Maltija is reported to the National Animal Diversity Information System, the official opinion is that’there are no purebred specimens of Maltese goat in the Maltese islands.’
Even though it’s likely that some modern goats are related to the kind.
The breed can be found in Greece, Turkey and the Maghreb. In Italy, the goat is one of the eight autochthonous Italian goat strains.
Along with there is also a genealogicall herdbook retained for its Maltese goats from the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian association of sheep- and goat-breeders. The herdbook was created at the season of 1976.
The number of goat strains is gradually diminishing in Italy. A number of Maltese goat has been projected in 1983 to be approximately 70000, and about 40000 in 2005. And the registered variety of the goat was 1934 at the end of 2013.
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