Italians breeds

Roccaverano
Italian breeds of goats

Origin and diffusion

It is considered an autochthonous breed of Alta Langa Val Bormida (province of Asti – Piedmont) the most diffuse goat breed in that area; probably it belongs to the Alpina group.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Height at the withers:
- Male: 85-90 cm
- Female: 80-85 cm
Weight:
- Male: 70-80 kg
- Female: 55 kg

Long-haired coat with a great variety of colour (beige, black, white or brown) either plain or pied. Usually no horns are present.
Prevailing milk production: it is used to make Robiola of Roccaverano.

Roccaverano The Roccaverano goat (photo www.assonapa.com)

Roccaverano The Roccaverano goat (photo www.dsz.unito.it/razzeautoctone)


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