Appenzell Goats

About Appenzell GoatsAbout Appenzell Goats

This goat breed has pure white coat with hair at mid length. It has a well-built body with powerful and well positioned legs. It is hornless and has height that ranges from 70 to 80 cm and its weight from 45 kg to 65 kg.

Appenzell Goat milk production is comparable to other breeds of goats. During lactation between 700 and 800 kg, fat 2.9%, protein 2,7%, lactation duration 270 days. The number of registered animals is around 800; the stock is slowly increasing again. This breed was very heavily affected by the CAE-Virus, so that extensive restoration had to be done. Today the breed is essentially CAE-free.