Story: Goats and goat farming

Saanen milking goat (1st of 3)

Saanen milking goat

The most popular milking goat in New Zealand, the Saanen, originated in the Saanen Valley in Switzerland. The animals are white or cream-coloured, relatively large (about 65 kilograms), and are good milk producers.

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How to cite this page:

Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Farming goats for weed control and milk', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16593/saanen-milking-goat (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008