The project involves the 11 most important breeds from the European goat-milk industry: Saânen and Alpine goats which are very widespread in Europe and also local breeds from Spain (Murciano-Granadina), Italy (Sarda), Portugal (Serrana), Greece (Capra prisca, Skopelos, Damascus) and Romania (Carpathian and White of Banat).
FLOCK-REPROD includes both highly seasonal breeds from North-Central Europe and moderate seasonal breeds from Southern Europe.
The different goat production systems are also included in the project :
- extensive (Greece, South of Italy)
- semi-extensive (Spain, Portugal)
- intensive systems (France, Romania, North Italy and Croatia).
This diversity will ensure that the Flock-Reprod protocols validated in the project are relevant and transferrable to the entire EU goat industry.