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  Angora Goat
Angora goats are raised primarily for their fleece: about 70 percent of gross income from an Angora herd generally comes from the sale of mohair.
Angora goats are substantially less prolific than sheep and have a higher percentage of barren or open does.
Angoras are susceptible to the same diseases as sheep, and to similar parasites.
www.ag.ndsu.edu /pubs/alt-ag/angora.htm   (1717 words)

  
  Station Information - Angora goat
The angora goat is a goat from the Angora region in Asia Minor.
Angora goats are more susceptible to external parasites than similar animals, probably due to their long hair or possibly inbreeding.
Angora fabric is made from the hair of Angora rabbits, not Angora goats which give mohair.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/a/an/angora_goat.html   (116 words)

  
 Angora goat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The angora goat is a goat from the Angora region in Asia Minor, near present-day Ankara.
Angora goats are more susceptible to external parasites (ectoparasites) than similar animals, because of the density of their fiber.
For a long period of time, angora goats were bred for their white coat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angora_goat   (177 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Goat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Goat skins were popularly used until the Middle Ages for water and wine bottles when traveling and camping and as parchment for writing in certain regions.
The goat is closely related to the sheep, but differs from it in that the tail is shorter and the hollow horns are long and directed upward, backward, and outward while those of the sheep are spirally twisted.
A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that goats whispered lewd sentences in the ears of the saints.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/goat   (3611 words)

  
 Angora Goat
Angora goats are raised primarily for their fleece: about 70 percent of gross income from an Angora herd generally comes from the sale of mohair.
Angora goats are slightly smaller than the meat-type, fl-faced sheep typically raised in North Dakota.
Angora goats are substantially less prolific than sheep and have a higher percentage of barren or open does.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extpubs/alt-ag/angora.htm   (1599 words)

  
 British Angora Goat Society
The British Angora Goat Society was formed in 1981 with the object of furthering the development of the Angora goat in the UK.
The Flock Book of pedigree angora goats in the UK is operated by the Society and an annual Show is organised by the Society.
Close liaison with Agricultural Shows throughout the country is maintained in regard to the angora goat classes and the provision of Judges.
www.britishangoragoats.org.uk   (119 words)

  
 Small Farm Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The angoras are relaxed and docile, while cashmere and/or Spanish meat goats are often flighty and high strung.
Angora does and kids should be undisturbed for several weeks, since does may abandon their kids.
While most goats are not aggressive toward humans, they are not always kind to other goats and in seconds can do serious or lethal damage with their horns.
www.sfc.ucdavis.edu /pubs/brochures/angora.html   (1500 words)

  
 The Angora Goat [print-friendly] : Utah's Hogle Zoo
The Angora Goat [print-friendly] : Utah's Hogle Zoo
Probably the goat was the earliest domesticated ruminant, originally derived from the wild goat of Western Asia.
Though these goats are a source of mohair and not dairy, some goats are often kept for meat or milk.
www.hoglezoo.org /animals/printable.php?id=180   (291 words)

  
 oonderer Animals [Angora/Ankara Goat]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Goats' feet are adapted to heights and rough terrain.
Goats have the ability to stand on their hind legs and perform intricate steps in order to strip off the top branches of greenery.
(Angora goat) is an Anatolian animal the name of which derives from the name of the capital city.
www.onderer.com /animals/ankara_goat.html   (212 words)

  
 Angora goat -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The (A soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing) fleece taken from an angora goat is called (Fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat) mohair.
A single goat produces between five and eight (One thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites) kilograms of hair per year.
Now angora goats come in white, fl (deep fl to greys and silver), red (the color fades signifigantly as the goat gets older), and brownish.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/an/angora_goat.htm   (196 words)

  
 Angora goat raising for fiber production
Angora goats must be clipped twice a year or the fiber becomes too long to use and tangles into felted mats.
Angora goats are very susceptible to worms and lice and need to be kept on a strict worming schedule.
Angora goats may be delicate, but they are still goats and will survive on the poorest of forages.
riri.essortment.com /angoragoatrais_rjsa.htm   (1819 words)

  
 WildWNC.org : Animals : ANGORA GOATS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Angoras are primarily browsing animals, thriving best where there is a good cover of brush, weeds, and grass and are often used for biological control of brush and weeds in range improvement programs.
Angora goats are believed to have originated in the Himalaya Mountains of Asia.
Angora goats were introduced into South Africa in 1838 and brought to the United States in 1848.
wildwnc.org /af/angoragoat.html   (600 words)

  
 Angora Goats in The Midwest
Angora goats and the mohair they produce are not major agricultural products in the United States and certainly not in Minnesota where there are fewer than 3,000 Angora goats.
Angora goats are not as prolific as sheep.
We conclude that Angora goats are much less prolific than sheep, owing to a much higher percent of open nannies, fewer twin births, and a much lower conception rate among 7- to 9-month-old nanny kids.
www.ianr.unl.edu /pubs/animals/rp375.htm   (2828 words)

  
 Goatweb.com - Angora Goats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Angoras goats are believed to have originated in the Himalaya Mountains of Asia.
The Angora goat's history in the United States traces back to an 1849 importation, when Dr. James B. David of Columbia, South Carolina, was given seven does and two bucks by the Sultan of Turkey in gratitude for experimental work to improve Turkish cotton.
Angoras on most ranches today are fed better and managed with a care they never had before, resulting in much-improved kid crop percentages and a longer useful life for adult goats.
www.goatweb.com /discover/fiber/angora.shtml   (982 words)

  
 Angora Goat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Angoras are susceptible to the same diseases as sheep, and to similar parasites.
Operating expenses for Angora goats are generally less than for sheep because goats are smaller and eat less feed.
Angoras have tough hooves which require trimming twice a year.
www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu /pubs/alt-ag/angora.htm   (1599 words)

  
 Goats By Breed - Pygora - GOATWORLD.COM
The Pygora Goat is a medium-size fiber goat developed from crossing registered Angora and Pygmy goats.
Pygora goats produce three distinct types of fleece: type A, similar to the fleece of an Angora goat; type B, more like a blend of the angora fiber and the pygmy fiber; and type C, like cashmere.
Goats with B and C type fleeces may be shorn, combed, or plucked.
www.goatworld.com /breeds/breeds/pygora.shtml   (1051 words)

  
 MOHAIR - Online Information article about MOHAIR
The animal from which mohair was originally obtained was a finely-bred Angora goat.
These pure-bred goats crossed with the common goat laid the basis of the Cape flocks.
From 1868 to 1897 further importations were made, but these were not of the pure-bred goat and consequently were not so valuable.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MIC_MOL/MOHAIR.html   (1215 words)

  
 Skull Valley Was A Center Of Angora Goat Ranching
Angora goats were more confining than cattle, required more work, and also had to be watched more because of coyotes.
The goats were sheared from the last of February until the last of March in the spring.
After goats were sheared, their skin was pink and thin; and, if caught far from the shed in the cold rain, they could die.
www.sharlot.org /archives/history/dayspast/text/2002_09_15.shtml   (747 words)

  
 Goat breeds: Angora
Angora goats are white and have a single-coated fleece which is called mohair.
Angoras are ruminants; they have a slightly higher preference for woody plants than sheep do, and they use more browse—that is, the leaves of trees and shrubs.
Angora goats are kept mainly to produce mohair which is used in the upholstery and apparel trades.
www.agric.nsw.gov.au /reader/2817   (686 words)

  
 Angora Goat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Angora goat originated in the district of Angora (present day Ankara, the capital of Turkey) in Anatolia.
Probably there was no effort to keep the original Angora separate, and the general increase in size and vigor of the goats in the Angora area was, no doubt, partially the result of this infusion of other blood.
Angora stock was distributed to different countries, and a pair of Angoras was imported to Europe by Charles V about 1554.
www.turkishculture.org /Turkish%20breeds/angora_goat.html   (359 words)

  
 Angora goat --¬† Britannica Concise Encyclopedia¬†- The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Angora goats are generally smaller than other domestic goats and sheep and have long, drooping ears.
The Angora had been widely but unsuccessfully imported into Europe by the mid-18th century, but not until the animal was established in South Africa a century later did the Western mohair industry develop.
Domesticated animals include the water buffalo, Angora goat (on the central massif), and camel (in the southwest), as well as horses, donkeys, sheep, and cattle.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9355389?tocId=9355389   (828 words)

  
 Angora goat - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Angora goat
Earlier form of Ankara, Turkey, which gave its name to the Angora goat (see mohair), and hence to other species of long-haired animal, such as the Angora rabbit (a native of the island of Madeira) and the Angora cat.
Angora ‘wool’ from these animals has long, smooth fibres, and the demand for the fibre has led to wool farming in Europe, Japan, and the USA.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Angora+goat   (126 words)

  
 Angora Goat : 1WithNature Animals, Nature and Wildlife Shirts : CafePress.com
Angora Goat : 1WithNature Animals, Nature and Wildlife Shirts : CafePress.com
Angora Goat artwork on shirts, caps, stickers, mugs, greeting cards, posters, magnets, buttons, calendars, mouse pads, clocks, tile boxes, hats and more.
The Angora Goat makes a great gift idea for celebrating nature, wildlife and animals.
www.cafepress.com /1withnature/627108   (190 words)

  
 Angora Goat Breeders Gather For Annual Field Day And Sale
Six goats were sifted for breed character, nine for bad legs, and five for sheepy fleeces.
Few goat breeders are as excited and dedicated to raising fine-haired quality Angora goats as Robin Giles and wife Carol.
By bringing those goats in at that time," Giles continued, "he kept the brush in check, and because we have run goats continuously since that time, we've been able to control the juniper save a few odd trees.
www.livestockweekly.com /papers/00/08/03/whlgoattest.asp   (2149 words)

  
 All About Your Collectible Teddy Bear’s Mohair, An Overview by Beacon’s Glow Collectibles
Angora goats took their name from the ancient Turkish city of Ankara, which was very close to where they originated.
The average goat in the U.S. shears approximately 5.3 pounds of mohair per shearing and are usually sheared twice a year — once in the spring and once again in the early fall.
Texas, with a herd of 220,000 goats is the primary mohair region of the United States.
www.prweb.com /releases/2005/2/prwebxml208453.php   (944 words)

  
 ANNUAL ANGORA GOAT TEST DATES SET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
"Even during the extremely tough times in the Angora goat industry it has been gratifying to know that a nucleus of top breeders remains who value the test as a tool for making genetic improvement in their herds.
The goats are to be weighed again on May 5 and weighed and sheared a final time on June 30 and July 1 respectively.
The testing fee of $150 per animal is due upon arrival of the goats to the station.
agnews.tamu.edu /dailynews/stories/ANSC/Jan2904a.htm   (406 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Goat Song: My Island Angora Goat Farm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Goat Song: My Island Angora Goat Farm is the riveting memoir of Susan's life on Washington Island, a fascinating chronicle of her affection for her animals, her determination to overcome feelings of insecurity, and her reflections on island life.
Goat Song is ardently recommended reading for anyone who has ever felt the urge to get away from it all and take the rural life in some isolated Eden.
Starting with 21 angora goats, whose wool someday was supposed to bring a profit, she set about keeping them alive and growing the flock, which ultimately numbered 100.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1880158280   (825 words)

  
 FEB. 4 SIGN-UP DEADLINE FOR ANGORA GOAT PERFORMANCE TEST AT SONORA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
SONORA -- Angora goat breeders interested in entering their goats in the 1999 Angora Goat Performance Test conducted by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station next month must notify the Sonora Station by Feb. 4.
There are not as many Angora goats around as there were five years ago.
The goats will be weighed at the start of the test, again April 28, and finally on June 23 or 24.
agnews.tamu.edu /stories/ANSC/Feb0299a.htm   (449 words)

  
 ANGORA GOAT SHOW RULES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Each goat must have a certificate of veterinary health inspection issued within 30 days of the show.
All goats must comply with the USDA Scrapie Requirements and comply with any other interstate shipping regulations.
Each goat must have either an ear tag, a tattoo, or notches and a SCRAPIE TAG for identification.
www.njsheepandfiber.org /goat_show_rules.htm   (211 words)

  
 Mohair and Angora Goat Webring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Mohair and Angora Goat Webring is dedicated to the mohair natural fiber cyber-community and to those who raise Angora goats for this fantastic fiber.
Natural colored and white angora goats, their fleeces and products produced by them are the special focus of this ring.
Angora Goat farm running 1,000 head at Horsham, Victoria, Australia on the banks of the Wimmera River.
q.webring.com /hub?ring=mohairring   (562 words)

  
 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation: Short Reports No.1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Goats are shorn twice a year and most people also crutch twice a year.
Angoras are less suited to both the pastoral and high-rainfall zones.
Goats are generally found in the southern States - mainly the tablelands in NSW and in the southern areas of Western Australia.
www.rirdc.gov.au /pub/shortreps/sr3.html   (1621 words)

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