Zhongwei Goats
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rnrnZhongwei goats are only from the arid desert steppes of thernNingxia Hui Autonomous Region and Gansu Province of China. They are bredrnprimarily for the production of kid pelts, and secondarily for cashmere fiber.


rnrnThey live chiefly, if not solely, on salty or sandy plantsrnor shrubs.


rnrnBoth genders are horned with the male's horns stretchingrnupward and twisted. The males average 39 kg (85 pounds) and females 24.5 kg (55rnpounds). The Zhongwei reach sexual maturity at five to six months and arerngenerally mated at 18 months of age. The kidding percentage is 104-106 percent.


rnrnThe kids are often slaughtered at 35 days of agernfor their pelts, which have white, lustrous staples, and lovely curls. Zhongweirngoats also produce cashmere. The males produce approximately 140 g of cashmerernand the female 120 g. The percentage of cashmere in both sexes is 25% of therntotal fleece. The cashmere length is 7.0 cm and 12.5 microns.



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