The Toggenburg dairy goat is an attractive Swiss dairy goat originating from the Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland and is acknowledged as being the oldest known breed of dairy goat.
Hair coats are short or medium in length, soft, fine, and lying flat with solid, ranging from light fawn to dark chocolate, with no preference for shade. Toggenburg goats possess a general Swiss Marked pattern with various dilutions with distinct white markings on their body as follows: white ears with a dark spot in the middle; hind legs white from hocks to hooves; forelegs white from knees downward with a dark line below knee acceptable; two white stripes down the face from above each eye to the muzzle; a white triangle on either side of the tail. The ears are erect and carried forward, and facial lines may be dished or straight, never roman.
SMART Reproduction has four Toggenburg sires with OIE export qualified semen in stock. Pictured above is JOHEAS-ACRES SF KING and this handsome buck exhibits true dairy character. His existing progeny are testaments to his genetic production capacity, as his daughters are assets in their home herds.
This breed is distributed worldwide, in fifty countries in all five inhabited continents. These include most countries of Europe, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Official herd books have been established in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, and the United States.
This wide-ranging global distribution of this breed is a testament to their production and ease of management. Toggenburgs are noted for their excellent udder development and high milk production, with an average fat test of 3.7 percent. In addition, the does are reported to be very consistent producers with extended lactation periods adding to their value.
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