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Research Project: African Goat Improvement Network: Breed Characterization of Mongolian Cashmere Goats

Location: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-31000-001-11-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2020
End Date: Dec 31, 2020

Objective:
To describe the morphological and genetic characteristics of 7 cashmere goat breeds, 3 special strains and 4 non breed goat population.

Approach:
The project will be initiated by contracting with Mongolian National Animal Gene Bank under the consultation meeting at Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry. For phenotypic measurements, description of morphology in goats will include body weight, height at withers, height on rump, body length, chest girth, chest depth, and chest width.