About Appenzell Goats
Appenzell goats have pure white coats with mid-length hair. They have a well-built
body with powerful and well positioned legs. They are hornless and their height ranges from 70 to 80 cm and weight from
45 kg to 65 kg.
Appenzell Goat milk production is comparable to
other breeds of goats. During lactation between 700 and 800 kg, fat 2.9%,
protein 2,7%, lactation duration 270 days. The number of registered animals is
around 800; the stock is slowly increasing again. This breed was very heavily
affected by the CAE-Virus, so that extensive restoration had to be done. Today
the breed is essentially CAE-free.