Rove goat is originated from a small village near Marseille in the south of France, out of Le Rove. Although the strain was first domesticated in France, however, it did not arise in the nation.
Most likely they could have been brought to France by Phoenicians. Nevertheless, the French were in charge of making. They made a look through millennia of selective breeding. And the Rove goat is named Chèvre du Rove in French.
The distinct look of it readily characterizes rove goat with long horns.
Their horns are lyre-shaped, very long, and will reach almost 4 ft/1.2 meters in span from adult goats. They have a coat with hair.
The color of their coat is usually black or reddish. But in black and reddish mixed with grey, red speckled with white, black with tan markings beneath the lips and eyes gray or red.
The Rove goat is a medium-sized breed.
The normal body weight of this Rove buck is between 80 and 90 kg, along with the does weight approximately 50 to 60 kg.
The breed has been almost disappeared in the 1970s, largely as they are not superior milk producers like any dairy goat breeds that were popular, producing just 500 to 600 liters of milk per year.
Their number is increasing, although they had been previously considered endangered. As of 2003, there are more than 5000 enrolled Rove goats on many Farms.
And now the Rove goat breed is guarded by an organization called”ADCR” (Association de Défense des Caprins du Rove).
Rove goat benefits
The Rove goat was bred as a meat goat breed. But due to less popularity of goat meat in the French market.
The farmers have started to increase the Rove goat for a dairy goat strain rather. But the strain is not great for milk production. Typically, a Rove doe create about 500 to 600 liters of milk each year.
Rove goats are hardy and extremely robust. They are well-suited to the arid climate of the region. They are able to seek areas with vegetation that is poor and rare out.
They’re even suitable for raising in inaccessible places. For maintaining areas which are in need of clearing to counteract the issues of fire and they are used.
When goat meat was commonly absorbed in France, rove goat was originally bred for meat. But goat meat has prevalence and the breed is mainly used for milk production.
Even though the Rove is not milk makers. However, their milk is thicker and invisibly in comparison to other goat breeds.
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