Danish Landrace goat

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A Danish Landrace goat at an open-air museum in Denmark.

The Danish Landrace goat (Danish language: dansk landraceged) is a breed of goat from Denmark.

Goats have been in Denmark since 3400 BC.[1] The formal Danish Landrace goat breed was developed from the ancient landrace of goats native to Denmark, with a more recent addition of bloodlines from the Harz region of Germany and the Saanen goat.[2] It is used primarily for the production of milk, but is also raised for meat and as a pet.[3]

The breed's studbook, Foreningen for Danske Landracegeder, was opened in 1982.[1] Danish Landrace goats are mid to large-sized goats, with males weighing around 80 kg and females 58 kg.[1] Common colors include brown and black coats like wild goats, as well as white, blue-grey, and other hues.[3][4]

Conservation status[edit]

The Danish Landrace goat has a reliable population, although only 29 breeding males in 34 herds of around 400 animals in total were registered as of 2005 (latest data).

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • M. N. Mgasa; J. Arnbjerg (June 1992), "Comparative Structure and Morphology of the Goat Sternum in West African Dwarf and Danish Landrace Breeds", Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, 21 (2): 152–159 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dansk Landraceged", DAD-IS, retrieved 16 July 2013 
  2. ^ "Dansk Landraceged", naturerhverv.fvm.dk, Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries 
  3. ^ a b Graham R. Duncanson (1 January 2012), Veterinary Treatment of Sheep and Goats, CABI, p. 46, ISBN 978-1-78064-005-1 
  4. ^ "Danish Landrace", Breeds of Livestock, Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science, retrieved 16 July 2013 

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