The Pygora goat is a breed developed and registered in Oregon by Katherine Jorgensen. She wanted an animal that would produce fine fiber for hand spinning. The Pygora is a cross between the Pygmy, a goat with short, soft down and the Angora, a goat with long, silky fleece. The Pygora breed may contain up to 75% of one of the parent breeds.
Pygora does weigh from 65 …
Establishing a Fiber Goat Operation
Just like the dairy and meat goat operations, there are several items you will need to consider for developing a fiber goat operation. Below are websites that will help you with the best management practices for establishing your operation.
Cashmere does with kids.
Cashmere is such a luxurious fiber that the Arc of the Covenant of the Old Testament was lined and curtained with it. China produces sixty percent of the world’s supply of cashmere. Other countries that produce cashmere are Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Kashmere, Australia and New Zealand. The first Cashmere goats in the United States were imported from Australia and New Zealand in the late 1980s.
One of the first decisions about raising goats is which breed or breeds to raise. As a beginning goat producer, you need to identify …
Angora does grazing pasture.
Angora goat kids.
Angora goats originated in Turkey and are raised primarily for their luxurious mohair fiber.The Angora dates back prior to early biblical history.Mohair became a valuable product in commerce early in the nineteenth century. In order to increase the supply of mohair available for export to the European countries, the Turks crossed the Angora goat with common stock to increase the poundage of saleable hair. The most …