The Beetal goat is a breed from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan is used for milk and meat production. It is similar to the Jamnapari goat and the Malabari goat.[1]

Image of two Beetal Goats in Faisalabad, Panjab - Pakistan.
Beetal goats at a local breeder in Faisalabad, Panjab - Pakistan.
Beetal goat

It is also known as Lahori goat; it is considered to be a good milker with large body size. Ears are flat long curled and drooping. The skin of these goats is considered to be of high quality because of its large size and its yielding of fine leather such as velour, suede, and chamois for manufacturing clothes, shoes, and gloves. Beetal goats have been widely used for improvement of local goats throughout the subcontinent. These goats are also adapted to stall feeding, thus are preferred for intensive goat farming.[2]

The Beetal goat and the Malabari goats are usually compared for their body characteristics including testicles. The values of testicular breadth, length, height, volume and scrotal circumference greatly (P<0.01) exceed in the Malabari goat. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bilaspuri, G.S.; Singh, K. (1993-04-01). "Distinction between Malabari and Beetal goat breeds". Small Ruminant Research. 10 (3): 201–208. doi:10.1016/0921-4488(93)90124-Z. ISSN 0921-4488.
  2. ^ "Beetal Goat". Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  3. ^ "AN OSTEOMETRIC STUDY OF THE SKULL OF ADULT BEETAL GOAT". August. 30 (4). 2020-04-25. doi:10.36899/japs.2020.4.0097. ISSN 1018-7081.

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