The Loashan goat breed from the Shandong Province of China is used for the production of milk. It is derived from the selective breeding of local goats crossed with Saanen goats first introduced to the area in 1904 and used for crossing with local does from 1919. Several later importations were also made. Now the Laoshan goat is similar to the purebred Saanen goat in both milk production and body conformation. Read more information about the breed below.
Characteristics of Laoshan Goat
The Laoshan goat is a medium sized dairy goat breed with compact and strong conformation. They are closely related to the Saanen goats, which is another popular dairy goat breed.
Laoshan goats are usually white in color with soft and short hairs. A large percentage of the breed are hornless. The does have well developed udder.
Male: 76 kg (165 lb)
Female: 48 kg (110 lb)Height
Male: 85 cm (34 in)
Female: 71 cm (28 in)