black bengal goat breed

Black Bengal Goat Breed Information

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There are 570 Goat breeds in the world, 146 is in Asia, Black Bengal Goat is one of them. Every Breed has its own characteristics.  The Black Bengal Goat Breed is the Meat Purpose Breed, which is originated in Bangladesh and the Bengal region of India. The Black Bengal is Largely used for Meat Purpose in Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Assam, Jharkhand, And Northeast region of India.

This is the small size goat Breed But produces High-quality Fiber (Skin), the skin of Black Bengal is largely used for Expensive Leather products. which has a very huge demand all the time.

This breed has the capacity to produce Twins, Triplets, and quadruplets in one gestation period. This is one of the most productive breed in the world, Who got pregnant Twice a year. And always give multiple kids.

The Breed Performs well in the Arid and Semi-Arid region or semi-intensive Goat farming method. The small size of this Goat requires Less feed compared to other Goat Breed.

Black Bengal Male goat Breeder for breeding

Black Bengal Goat weight by age and Breed Profile

Breed Name Black Bengal
Other name Bengal Goat
Origin Bangladesh, west Bengal
Normal Height 24-28 inches
Udder Size of Adult Doe Medium
Coat Color Black
Purpose Of Breed Meat Purpose
Size Category Small Size Breed
Weight of Mature Male
(2 years)
45 to 48 kg
Weight Of Mature Female
(2 years)
35 to 40 kg
Age At First Kid 14 Months
Average Birth Weight of kid 2 kg
(depends on No. of Kid)
Kidding Interval 6 months
Number of Kid Crops in 2 Year 4
Gestation Length (Pregnancy) 150 days
Lactation Period (Milk) 120 Days
Repeating Heat Cycle  21 days
Single Birth Percentage 10%
Twins Percentage 60%
Triplets Percentage 25%
Quadruplets 5%
Average Milk Capacity 1.5 to 2  liter Per day
Estrus period or
Heat period Duration
24 to 36 Hours

Characteristics Of Black Bengal Breed

The black Bengal Goat produces high quality meat. its meat is taste is unique and tasty compared to other Goat Breed. the reason of its tasty Meat is their size. It is the Dwarf Breed and their Muscle is strengthened. 

After slaughter it also gives the quality skin which has huge demand, The expensive leather products like Shoes, Bags, Jackets, are made from the skin of this goat. The skin of this goat Exports Mainly to the European countries where they make quality products.

Early sexual maturity is the main characteristics of this breed, they Became ready for meeting at the 7 months of age.

 Appearance of Bengal Goat

The coat color of Bengal goat can be recognized from its name. they are mainly found in black color in large numbers.

This breed comes in the categories of the Dwarf breed, the Height is of Bengal goat is approximately 24 to 38 inches and length is 28 to 30 inches.

The both mature male and female goat has Beared. The horns are medium size tilt towards back the length of horns 6 yo 7 cm are noted. The Ears are also small in size of length 13 cm approximately.

The Eye Color is Brown and Tail is a small size. The female has a large udder.

Black Bengal Family

Black Bengal Meat Price

Black Bengal produces high-quality meat, there is a unique taste in the meat and people love to eat. the black Bengal meat price 500 rs per kg in Bengal region

The weight of the adult black Bengal goat around one year male is 30 kg approx and the adult female is 25 kg approx.  one goat has 50% meat in their body after slaughtering. So one goat produces around 15 kg quality meat.

The Bengal Goat Breed require less feed compared to other and weight is very, it is effective for the semi-intensive farming method.

The black Bengal male can achieve more weight if they reared on stall deeding and provide good feed.

Black Bengal Goat Milk Production

Black Bengal is the meat purpose breed and milk production of the goat is quite low. The milk production is at peak level up to one month after giving birth to the kid. In the First month, It Gives around 1.5 liters per day after that it falls regularly.

the Bengal Goat gives multiple kids in one gestation so the Milk should be fed only to the Kids.

Space Requirement

the Black Bengal is small in size but they need enough space for better growth.  The space for the goat varies according to age. They required shed for living and for the protection against inclement weather. As well as they require open space for the Exercise.

Black Bengal Meat purpose Goat
Age of goatsCovered areaOpen paddock
0 to 3 Months 0.2-0.25 0.4-0.5
3 to 6 Months 0.5-0.75 1.0-1.5
6 to 12 Months 0.75-1.0 1.5-2.0
Adult Goats 1.5 3.0
Pregnant and lactating goats 1.5-2.0 3.0-4.0
Bucks 1.5-2.0 3.0-4.0

These covered area and open paddock are in square meter

Care and management

  • The house of the goat should be dry clean and hygiene for the good feed conversion rate and better productivity,
  • House must be ventilated for the cross-section of air. Fresh air inside and contaminated and harmful gases outside.
  • For the better productivity of the goats, the goats must be vaccinated against the major goat disease, like PPR, ET, HS, FMD.
  • Provide feed to the goat according to the weight and age. The feed should not be much or should not be less. The feed should be a mixture of Green, Dry and concentrate in the whole day.
  • Overcrowding in the house is the major cause of the disease, stay away from overcrowding in the house. The goat must be separated according to their age.

Advantages of Black Bengal goat and Why You should have to raise this Goat in your Farm

  • Black Bengal goat produces high-quality meat and skin.
  • This breed is easily available in the Bengal region.
  • The investment cost to start black Bengal is quite less compared to others.
  • The capacity to Produce multiple kids in one gestation is more compared to other goat breeds worldwide.
  • The farmer can easily take 2 crops (twice kids) in one year.

Black Bengal Goat farming Profit

the profit in Black Bengal goat farming is more compared to other goat breeds in the Bengal region. People love to eat the meat of this breed. they don’t prefer other goat breed meat.

this is a highly productive breed and capable to give multiple birth in each gestation. generally, this gat breed gives more than two kids in each gestation. so you can expect this, how much profitable is this goat breed.

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