From advice on buying angora goats, through to information and guidance on healthcare
If you’re interested in buying Angora goats to produce mohair, then you have come to the right place. Here, you will find practical information on how to start out on the best foot in this industry.
Angora goats are among the most friendly and sociable small farm animals around, and those involved in Angora goat farming thoroughly enjoy their daily interactions with them.
Are Angoras right for me?
Over the last few decades, advances in angora genetics mean that these goats are well-suited to many areas of New Zealand, especially areas where there are free-draining soils.
Whether you have an established farm running other stock, or whether you intend to farm goats exclusively, with proper management these animals are easy to care for.
Angora goats make a great addition to established farms, including: dairy, sheep, or beef farm systems. Goats can provide a chemical-free solution to weed control, help with pasture management, and assist in an overall improvement of stock health.
Buying Angora goats for mohair production – Where to start
One of the best ways to start an Agora goat herd is through contacts within the industry. Contact with other Angora farmers can be made through attending local sales or shows, where you can talk to other mohair producers and breeders.
Buying your goats from a reputable breeder gives you peace of mind that they’ll be healthy and good producers.
When looking at Angora goats which are for sale, there are a few things which you should look out for.
Firstly, as with all other farm stock, good overall health of the animal is extremely important. This includes looking out for any visible disabilities or illnesses, including checking foot health and body condition. Also look for symptoms of underlying health issues which may be due to genetics or breeding, as these can cause large difficulties in the future, or with future offspring.
Goats should look bright and alert, be moving freely with no lameness.
Fleece characteristics are an important aspect of Angora goats as they influence the price which fibre can retrieve. Check animals for any visible coloured fibres and select goats which have an all-white coat.
Further information for getting started with angora goats
- Farm Infrastructure
- Animal Health
- Angora Nutrition
- Toxic Plants
- Mohair Fleece
- Angora Breeding
- Angora Mating
If you have any questions about buying angora goats, contact us today and we’ll help you get started.