The friendly, energetic, and vocal Nubian breed was developed mainly as a dual purpose animal, i.e. for milk and meat. Nubians come in any color or combination of colors and the breed is characterized by its Roman nose and long, wide pendulous ears. A mature doe weighs 135 pounds or more; a mature buck weighs 170 pounds or more. The Nubian is more heat tolerant and less cold tolerant than Swiss breeds which may have something to do with its pendulous ears. They tend to be more out of season breeders than Swiss and therefore provide winter milk more easily. The Nubian is popular among makers of cheese and ice cream because its milk is richer than that of other full-size goats. Nubians are sometimes called “the Jerseys of the goat milk world” due to their milk’s higher butterfat content.
|DHIR BREED AVERAGES – 2015 LACTATIONS|
|DOES 275-305 DAYS in MILK||N=||AVG. AGE at START of LACTATION||MILK lbs||RANGE||B-FAT
% / lbs
% / lbs
|NUBIAN||447||3y6m||1920||650-4260||4.8 / 93||3.8 / 73||2358|