Compare Dairy Goats Lactation

 

The table below represent 230-305 day lactation on actual goat milk yield averages in kg and for butterfat averages in percent.  Two curves are provided for each, one for first fresheners and the other for those with multiple lactation.

The lactation trend curve for goat  milk yield in total kg, over time, represents actual records in the database for selected  animals that had a record of 230-305 days in goat milk.

Lactation length and milk yield and composition for selected breeds of goats.

 

Breed,Length,d  Total milk,kg  Milk yield%, Milk fat%, Milk protein%, Lactose% Total%Energy

kcal/kg

Alpine    248    106  2.66   3.33   3.10   4.53   11.05    679
Anglo-Nubian 270–305     592  0.90   3.71   3.29   4.23   12.10    716
Boer      –       –  1.72   5.88   4.02   4.95   14.73    907
Canaria (Canary)   251     183  0.79   3.96   3.72   4.66   12.77    754
Damascus   270     378  1.88   4.46   3.82   3.60   12.94    795
La Mancha 270–305 720-800  2,63   4.95   3.34      –   13.67    807
Maltese   250     283  2.23   3.77   3.14   4.60       –    713
Murciana-Granadina   231     368  1.70   4.59   3.48   4.84   13.01    788
Nordic 250–300 600-700  1.92   4.28   2.87   4.29   11.25    736
Saanen   250     615  2.55   3.28   2.94   4.28   11.52    667
Toggenburg   245     424  1.82   3.37   2.96   4,26   13.14    675

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