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Goat breeds: Dreznica goat

Goat breeds: Dreznica goat

Origin and diffusion

Origin: Slovenia.

Drežnica is the only autochthonous Slovenian goat breed, and its spread is limited to the areas of Drežnica and Bovec, in the extreme north-east of Slovenia.
It is a particularly difficult breed to breed, due to its independent character and difficult to tame, but on the other hand it is very rustic and has adapted very well to the conditions of the territory and is also bred because it makes a valuable contribution to the management of pastures and the landscape .
Precisely because of the difficulties encountered in breeding, the population of Drežnica goats has undergone a considerable decline over time, passing from 3000 heads in 1930 to 130 in 1990. In 2010 the registered heads were 400, but it is not averted the extinction risk.

Morphological and productive characteristics

In most cases, the Drežnica goat has long, arched horns and a predominantly black coat. However, there are specimens whose fur is white and gray, black and brown or spotted.

Medium weight:
- Male: 60 kg
- Female: 45 kg

The Drežnica goat is bred as a beef and dairy breed. The latter is used for the production of Bovec cheese: made from raw sheep's milk, up to 20% of goat's milk (or cow's milk) can be included in the bovec composition.


Drežnica goat (photo www.dreznica.si)


Drežnica goat (photo www.dreznica.si)


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