A prime trend nowadays
goat farming which is considered a lucrative venture.
White mohair could be sold at three to twelve dollars a pound;
colored mohair at ten to twenty five dollars a pound. The
wonderful mohair Angora goats produce are primarily used for
knitwear and clothing.
Angora goats are species of goats that originally came from
Ankara, Turkey and Anatolia. These goats are infamous because
their hair can be used to produce mohair. Their initial
introduction to Europe in 1554 was successful so they were
imported to United States by James Davis in 1849. The Angora
importation rate increased until the Civil War when large flocks
Finally, the Angora goat farming prospered in the southwest were
green lands were abundant for their sustenance. Today, Texas is
the second biggest producer of mohair in the world. Contrary to
sheep, Angoras are shorn two times in a year. At first, Angoras
produce only white mohair, but today, with the efforts of the
Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association, they are able to
produce black, red and even brown.
The average lifespan of Angora type of goats is 9 to 11 years.
It is possible to stretch this depending on the care or feeding
program given to them. Imperative vaccinations for Angora goat
farming are tetanus, overeating and worming.
Angoras are definitely not milk givers. Aside from being poor in
producing meat, these goats are poor in milk since most of their
nutrients are channeled to fiber production.
goat farming can be very worrisome especially when it
comes to the Angoras' health. The main disease these goats get
is arthritis. The limb joints of the goats are crucial every now
and then since these will be used for their food-searching
activities. Inflammation of these joints will result to
arthritis which could be further classified depending on the
cause. Arthritis may be classified as mycoplasmic, bacterial,
viral, nutritional, and traumatic.
The good thing about Angoras is that they are easy to manage in
any climate. These types of goats have good resistance whether
in a cold or wet weather. Angoras are only susceptible to
climate in one situation, and that is after they are shorn.
Angora goat farming is not an easy thing to do considering the
characteristics of the goats and the environment they are
subjected into. However, if one seeks to understand the true
nature of Angoras, they could grow up the way one wants them to
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