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Most relevant breeds of sheep and goats based on the frequency of occurrence of transboundary names across countries

 
Sheep breed Synonyms Diffusion level Goat breed Synonyms Diffusion level
Awassi Arab, Ivesi, Baladi, Deiri, Shami, Geizirieh Cosmopolite Alpine Cosmopolite
Fat Tailed Norduz, Mehraban, Ghezel, Rahmani, Barki, Naeini Local, Region Anglo Nubian Cosmopolite
Chios Country, Region Boer Cosmopolite
Comisana Lentinese, Red Head, Testa Rossa, Faccia Rossa Local Canaria Majorera, Palmera Local
Dorset Down, Horn Cosmopolite Chamoisée Cosmopolite
Lacaune Cosmopolite Damascus Shami Country, Region
Karagouniki Country, Region La Mancha Country, Region
Manchega Alcarreña, Black Manchega, Montesina Country Malagueña Málaga Country
Finn-Sheep Cosmopolite Maltese Malta Cosmopolite
East-Friesian Cosmopolite Murcia Granada Murciano Granadina Cosmopolite
Merino Cosmopolite Nordic Norwegian Cosmopolite
Sarda Sardinian Country Saanen Cosmopolite
Tsigai Tigai, Cigaja, Zigaja, Tzigaqa Country, Region Toggenburg Cosmopolite



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Lactation length and milk yield and composition for selected breeds of sheep

 
Breeds n1 Length, d Total milk, kg Milk yield, kg/d Milk fat, % Milk protein, % Milk lactose, % Milk total solid, % Energy, Kcal/kg
Awassi 43 120–3002 130–5502 1.11ab 5.87a 5.44a 5.09a 16.2a 983
Chios 36 170–2502 135–3002 1.46ab 6.40a 5.55a 4.81a 15.7a 1036
Comisana 23 1823 112b 0.83b 6.96a 5.77a 4.87a 1094
Dorset 43 99b 1.12ab 8.41a 5.16a 4.85a 19.4a 1201
East Friesian 21 300–3652 500–9002 1.16ab 5.95a 5.22a 4.75a 16.9a 983
Fat Tailed 11 161b 0.84ab 5.26a 5.15a 5.40a 17.6a 918
Finn-Sheep 5 1.36ab 8.05a 4.96a 5.40a 16.8a 1161
Karagouniki 15 160–1752 147b 0.96ab 6.85a 5.53a 4.85a 19.4a 1075
Lacaune 28 160–1702 434a 1.65a 6.67a 4.72a 4.65a 1028
Manchega 16 150–2702 80–2502 0.89ab 7.05a 5.81a 4.86a 17.5a 1103
Merino 41 1.23ab 8.21a 5.59a 5.37a 19.7a 1199
Sarda 27 1683 116b 1.36ab 6.11a 5.22a 4.79a 17.9a 997
Tsigai 31 1624 0.62b 7.73a 5.99a 4.992 18.82 1171
a,bWithin a column, superscripts of different letters differ at P < 0.05.
1Number of animals.
2Adapted from Haenlein and Wendorff (2008). Ranges reflect the minimum and maximum across different countries.
3Adapted from Carta et al. (2009).
4Adapted from Selvaggi et al. (2016).



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Lactation length and milk yield and composition for selected breeds of goats

 
Breeds n1 Length, d Total milk, kg Milk yield, kg/d Milk fat, % Milk protein, % Milk lactose, % Milk totalsolid, % Energy kcal/kg
Alpine 68 248a 601a 2.66a 3.33c 3.10bc 4.53ab 11.05c 679
Anglo-Nubian 18 270–3052 592ab 0.90de 3.71bc 3.29bc 4.23bc 12.10bc 716
Boer 8 1.72bcd 5.88a 4.02a 4.95a 14.73a 907
Canaria (Canary) 47 251a 183b 0.79e 3.96bc 3.72ab 4.66ab 12.77bc 754
Damascus 22 270a 378ab 1.88bc 4.46b 3.82ab 3.60c 12.94bc 795
La Mancha 4 270–3052 720–8002 2.633 4.95ab 3.34abc 13.67ab 807
Malagueña 20 240–2702 500–7002 1.47cd 5.49a 3.40ab 4.53ab 13.64abc 848
Maltese 16 250a 283b 2.233 3.77bc 3.14bc 4.60ab 713
Murciana-Granadina 20 231a 368ab 1.70cd 4.59b 3.48ab 4.84a 13.01bc 788
Nordic 32 250–3002 600–7002 1.92bc 4.28b 2.87c 4.29abc 11.25c 736
Saanen 62 250a 615a 2.55ab 3.28c 2.94bc 4.28bc 11.52c 667
Charmoisée 2 265–2902 645a 2.553 3.40bc 2.84bc 671
Toggenburg 10 245a 424b 1.82bcd 3.37bc 2.96bc 4.26bc 13.14abc 675
a–eWithin a column, superscripts of different letters differ at P < 0.05.
1Number of animals.
2Adapted from Haenlein (2008). Ranges reflect the minimum and maximum across different countries.
3Calculated from Haenlein (2007) as the reported total milk yield divided by the reported lactation length.