Beetal

Beetal breed of goat is predominantly found in the districts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Firozpur in Punjab in its purest form, however, it has psread in other parts of Punjab and adjoining parts of Haryana.

The population of Beetal goats has reduced to a greater exgent due to intensive agriculture and shrinkage of grazing land in Punjab. Normally smaller flocks are found and vary form 2-10 goats. Only 1% of th toal flocsk have goats exceeding 20 but not more than 50. Beetal is an outstanidn dairy breed and carry easy adaptation capability to varying environmental conditions.

Beetal breeds are found throughout the States of Punjab and Haryana. True-bred animals are however found in the districts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Ferozepur in Punjab.

It is a large sized tall breed with well-set body. Coat colour is mainly black or brown with white patcvhes on the head or body. Face profile is convex with long and flat drooping ears. The long ears and Roman nose indicate common ancestry with Jamunapari breed. Both sexes have horns. Males generally carry beard. Udder is large and well set with long conical teats.
SIZE BUCKS (Male) DOES (Female)
Body Weight 60 kg 35 kg
Body Length 80 cm 70 cm
Chest Girth 86 cm 73 cm
  • The breed is large but slightly smaller than Jamunapari and good dairy type.
  • Yield per lactation varies from 150-190 kg, averaging daily yield 2.0 kg.
  • The litter size single 41%, twins 53% and triplets 6%.
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