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by ruchita last modified Jun 30, 2014 01:49 PM

Feb 21, 2013

Osmanabadi goats are native to the Latur, Tuljapur and Udgir taluks of Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, from where they derive their name. They are also fairly widespread in Karnataka, and the Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh.


The goats are large in size. The colour of the coat varies, but is mostly black (73%), with the rest being white, brown or spotted. Ninety per cent males are horned; females may be horned or polled. The breed is considered useful both for meat and milk. Average daily milk yield varies from 0.5 to 1.5 kg for a lactation length of about 4 months.

In favourable conditions they breed regularly twice a year and twinning is common. According to the 18th Livestock Census 2007, the number of Osmanabadi goats in the country is 1,553,208. 


Adult Male     Adult Female     
Average Body weight (kg) 31 to 36  32 to 33 
Average Body length (cm) 67 to 71  67 
Average Height at withers (cm) 76 to 79  75 
Average Chest girth (cm) 70 to 74  72 





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Photo Source: CSWRI, Avikanagar