Beetal Goat

The goat was the first wild herbivore to be domesticated and could have triggered livestock domestication. India is bestowed with 20 different recognized breeds distributed throughout the country. Beetal, a dual purpose goat is found in Gurdaspur and Amritsar district of Punjab. It is also known as Amritsari goat. Beetal is considered to be a good milker with large body size and high fecundity. The skin of these goats is considered to be of high quality because of larger size and yield finest leather such as Velour, Suede and Chamois for manufacturing clothes, shoes and gloves. Beetal goat has been widely used for improvement of local goats throughout the country. These goats are also adapted to stall feeding and thus preferred for intensive goat farming.

Beetal Goat