Kaghani Goat Characteristics, Origin, Uses

The Kaghani goat is a breed of domesticated goats. It was originated from the valley of the Hazara district, and also found surrounding areas in NWF Province, Pakistan.

It is also known as Bakerwali goat in some areas. The home tract of the breed is Kaghan valley (Abbotabad, Kohistan, Mansehra and Swat).

The Kaghani goat is mainly used for meat production, and also good for cashmere fiber production. Read some more information about this goat breed below.

Kaghani Goat Characteristics

Kaghani goat is a medium sized animal. Their body color is white, brown, gray or black. They have long hairs throughout their body.

kaghani goat

Both bucks and does usually have horns. And average body weight of the Kaghani bucks is up to 37 kg, and the does on average weight up to 32 kg.


This breed is raised mainly for meat production. But the breed is also suitable for cashmere fiber production.

Special Considerations

The Kaghani goats are good for small to medium scale farmers. They are good meat producers, and their meat conformation is considered to be medium to good. They also produce good amount of long hairs.

On average a Kaghani goat produce about 1-2 kg of long hair per year. They have an under coat of cashmere hair which is very expensive and used for pashmina fabrics. The does are not good milk producers.

On average they produce about 0.4-0.7 kg milk daily. Review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.

Breed NameKaghani
Other NameBakerwali Goat
Breed PurposeMainly kept for meat production. But also suitable for cashmere fiber production.
Breed SizeMedium
BuckAbout 37 kg
DoeAbout 32 kg
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Coat ColorWhite, Brown, Gray or Black
Good for Stall FedNot sure
Country/Place of OriginPakistan

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