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Agricultural Reviews, volume 39 issue 2 (june 2018) : 91-103

Current status and changing national scenario of goat population: A review

Jitender Kumar Bhardwaj, Vijay Kumar, Priyanka Saraf, Priya Kumari, Meenu Mittal
1Reproductive Physiology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136 119, Haryana, India.
Cite article:- Bhardwaj Kumar Jitender, Kumar Vijay, Saraf Priyanka, Kumari Priya, Mittal Meenu (2018). Current status and changing national scenario of goat population: A review. Agricultural Reviews. 39(2): 91-103. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1752.
Goats have been associated with man since dawn of agriculture and domestication of animals, making them socioeconomically, a very important animal providing products (meat, milk, fibre, hair ) and service to man throughout the world, especially in developing countries. In India, the total numbers of goat breeds that have been recognized till date is 26 and most other still remain unexplored. According to 19th livestock census a sharp decline in goat population was found over the previous census, suggesting the need of sustainable management for preserving goat breeds and population. A number of factors are found to be responsible for this continues decline in goat population. Efforts have been made through different conservation planning in different region of India. The present review focuses on the current status of goat population in India and its states that stresses out the necessities to protect this species for our own benefits. 
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