Jamunapari or Jamnapari goat breed: A profitable breed for meat and milk production
Jamunapari goat breed is the native goat breed of Etawa district of Uttar Pradesh. This breed is raised for the meat and milk production as well. Jamunapari breed is also called as dairy goat breed. The milk yielding ability is very good in this breed. Jamunapari goat is the tallest goat breed among all. This breed can also be found in the Agra, Mathura, Bhind and Morena District of Madhya Pradesh but the pure breed can only be found in Batpura and Chakarnagar of Etawa District.
Appearance of Jamnapari Goat:
Jamunapari goats are generally large animals with curved nose similar to parrot mouth appearance also know as Roman nose. It is found in different color variation but usually it is found in white color with small dark patches on head and neck. The jamnapari goats usually have long hair on the back leg and it has long drooping ear usually 8-12 inches long . Both male and female have horns this breed can attain the maximum weight of 125 kg and the doe of 90kg.
Breed Characteristic: Usually jamnapari adult male goat weigh in between 44-45kg and female adult weight is between 35-38kg.
Reproduction: Jamunapari goat starts its first kidding generally at the age of 24month that is 2 year and the kidding interval is usually 7-8 months.usually they give birth to singles and twins whose percentage is 56% single and 44% twins the chances of triplets are very rare.The kid weight generally ranges between 4-5kg they show the rapid growth and gain the weight of 16 kg at the age of 6 months and 24 kg in 9 month. Jamunapari goats usually considerd as an adult at the age of 12 month and gain the weight of 29.6 kg. There growth rate also varies according to the feed supplied to them. Growth rate would be rapid when the true concentrate percentage in fodder is supplied.
Mortality: Also the mortality percentage is less in this breed the average mortality percentage which is being seen is 5.8% at pre-weaning stage and 4.3% in adult.
Performance: Jamnapari goat also considered as the dairy goat breed because of its good milk yielding ability. The daily milk yield is about 1.2-2 kg which is approx 205kg in its lactation period of 192 days.This breed also good for the commercial goat farm for the meat and milk production the growth rate of the jamnapari goat is good and adapt the environment where they are. Body resistance to fight with disease is good. Jamnapari goat looks very attractive and beautiful and this breed gains maximum weight in compare to other goat’s breed hence this breed also condidered as the profitable goat breed for the commercial meat production in the goat farm.