Saanen goat – Карельский зоопарк

Saanen goat

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 50-120 kg

Height: 75-100 cm at the withers

Body length: 81-84 cm

Coloration: White

Gestation period: About 5 months

Lifespan: 9-10 years

Habitat: The breed was developed in Switzerland’s Saanen Valley. Currently, it is widespread in Europe, North Africa, the United States, Korea, Indonesia, and Russia.

Diet: Barley, oats, wheat bran, oilcake, etc.

Did you know?

  • The Saanen goat holds the record for daily and annual milk yield, making this breed widely used for industrial milk production.
  • The milk fat content of the Saanen breed is 4%, surpassed only by Nubian goats.
  • Both the goat and its milk lack the characteristic smell typically associated with goats.
  • It can survive in various climatic conditions, making it convenient to breed in Russia.
  • The breed is highly prolific, with its population nearly doubling each year. Young animals grow quickly and reach sexual maturity earlier than other breeds.
  • Crossbreeding Saanen females with other breeds can increase herd productivity.