Italians breeds

Italian breeds of goats

Origin and diffusion

It is a goat coming from Nicastro area, today Lamezia Terme (province of Catanzaro – Calabria), at the foot of Mount Reventino. It is bred in the province of Catanzaro and because of its good economic features it has spread in the nearby provinces.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Height at the withers:
- Male: 78 cm
- Female: 71 cm
- Male: 78 kg
- Female: 46 kg

Black coat with white bosom and limbs, as well as part of the head and possibly the sides; long smooth hair in females, tougher in males. Horns are usually present in both sexes. It is reared for both milk and meat.

Nicastrese Nicastrese (photo Floro De Nardo)

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