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Nubian Goat

  • Order: Cetartiodactyla
  • Family: Bovidae
  • Genus: Capra
  • Species: nubiana
Fun Fact

Nubian goats are well suited for hot temperatures. Because of this, they have been cross-bred with local breeds in tropical countries to help increase milk and meat production.

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About Nubian Goats

Nubian goats are a large sized dairy goat with males weighing around 175 pounds and females 135 pounds. Their size makes them good for both meat and milk production. Their milk is high in butterfat content making it good for use in cheese.

Nubian goats were originally from northeastern Africa and were imported from Africa, Arabia and India to England where they were cross-breed with British goat breeds. This breeding created a long-legged goat with long ears and short hair. The color variations are wide and can range from black, red, tan and white mixtures.

Nubian Goats in the Wild


This is a domestic goat used for milk and meat production.


Originated in northeastern Africa, Arabia and India.


Grains, hay and grasses.

Population Status

Stable. Domesticated.

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