Goinget, or Göinge, goats originally from Sweden, are not bred
for how much milk or meat they produce. Their breeding selection is quite
random except for the efforts to not breed animals that are too closely
related. This however is not an easy task since all Göinge goats come from the
same two pregnant goats found in the area around Tyringe, south of Sweden.
"The Society of the Peasantry Goat" or in Swedish: "Föreningen
Allmogegeten" has created a gene bank so they can control the breeding of
the Göinge Goat.
They originated from
a type of goat that was common all over the south of sweden in the 19th
century. This goat is usually horned and is typically gray, brown, white, or
pied (multi-colored). The hair on this breed is usually long.