The goats of the FLOCK-REPROD project
The European caprine livestock is made up of 13.2 million goats. Countries involved in FLOCK-REPROD project hold more than 80% of the European caprine livestock and provide almost 90% of the supply of European milk production.
The project involves the 11 most important breeds from the European goat-milk industry: SaÃ¢nen 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).
This diversity will ensure that the Flock-Reprod protocols validated in the project are relevant and transferrable to the entire EU goat industry.
Writing: Marie Weiss
Creation date: 11 October 2010
Update: 12 September 2013