Black Bengal goat

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Black Bengal goat.

The Black Bengal goat is a breed of goat found throughout Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, and Odisha.[1] This breed is usually colored black but it is also found in brown, white or grey. The Black Bengal goat is small in size but its body structure is tight. Its horns are small and legs are short. An adult male goat weights about 25 to 30 kg and female 20 to 25 kg. It is poor in milk production. It is very popular in Bangladesh because of its low demand for feed and high kid production rate. They are considered as the “National Goat of Bangladesh” respectively.

It produces high-quality meat and skin, and is preferred for the skin and high prolificacy rate.[2]

This breed plays a very important role in reducing unemployment and poverty from Bangladesh.[3] They can eat most vegetables, grasses and leaves, but a high amount of carrots is fatal to them.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mason, I. L. (1988). A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. CAB International. ISBN 978-0-85199-102-3.
  2. "Black Bengal Goat profile info Guide". June 2015.
  3. "Prized Black Bengal Goats of Bangladesh". 19 March 2007.