The cashmere goat (also known as Kashmir goat) is scientifically defined as a hircus goat. Basically is a kind of goat that has been selected over the past centuries for the typical wool that are able to produce. We can find many different kind of cashmere goat that are defined from the origin zone with usually small morphological differences but similar cashmere produced (for example the Australian cashmere goats, the Kazakhstan cashmere goats…).
The amount of cashmere produced from every goats is usually between 150 to 400 grams and after it has been combed it needs to be divided from the guard hair and other impurities.
We are trying to select and increase the quality of our cashmere using also an annually fiber test (called OFDA 100) to make sure that we can decide which male would be the one used for the seasoning stud. In this way we are improving year after year the quality of our cashmere and the results can be seen on our standard quality of products that is raising continuously.
Not only Cashmere …
Even if we know the good quality of the cashmere goat milk we prefer to have a sustainable grown of the held so we do not milk our goats.
Cashmere goats are quite common all over the world and are really appreciated also as animals for the pet-therapy and the targeting grazer.