Kohi-Suleimani Goat Breed


Habitat: Musakhail, and other mountainous area of Suleiman mountains region. There are many tribes, rearing this breed of goat. The tribes are Bugti, Marri, Syed, Kethran, Hasni, Kakar, Mandokhail, Pani, Buzdar, Qaisrani, and other Pashtoon and Baloch tribes.

Phenotypic characteristics: The goat has large size with black or white head, red neck and red head is also preferred. The animal may attain good weight and attract good prices because of its meat and height.

Vegetation: Vegetation of the area like by the goat is Acacia modesta, Caragana ambigua, Bararr, Gurgulla, Sarwane, Showan, Ghalmi, Lani, Jand, Zizyphus, Halooxylon grifithi, Halloxlon recurvum etc.

Population: Population of the breed is almost 1.5 million. The breed is also found in the tribal territory of Punjab province, reared by Baloch tribes. The population trend is increasing.

Traits special:

  • The goat of this breed is highly resistant to drought
  • It is very accessible to inaccessible areas for grazing
  • The animal is very alert and fast running, hence can’t be eaten by pest and predators. More close to wild ancestors
  • High milk production than local sheep and provide milk in summer for family needs

Option Hopes: Kohe-Suleimani goat is more effective tool against drought because it reaches to difficult area for grazing.

Economic importance: The animal may attain good weight and attract good prices because of its more meat and height. The male kids are mainly raised for market sale. The breed has very high economic returns by selling male animals at the age of 2year, mainly slaughter at EidulAdha occasion. The female produce reasonable amount of milk and use by the pastoral community locally and extra milk is converted in ghee.

Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I had performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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