As mentioned earlier, the Toggenburg goat breed has been imported for business, and Britain is one country among many others, to welcome the animal. The British Toggenburg goat breed are known for their improved milk production, milk quality and heavier weight.
The Toggenburg has a medium sized body build, slightly smaller than other Alpine goat breeds. The coat color of a Toggenburg goat (in most photos) may range from mouse grey to light brown, with a distinction of white Swiss markings that can be found in the tail or thoracic area, legs, face, knees and lower legs. Tassels may be present in the appearance of a Toggenburg goat. Nannies and billies may be polled or naturally horned.
The facial lines of a Toggenburg goat may either be straight or dished; a Roman facial feature is very uncommon.
A female Toggenburg goat may weigh at least 120 lbs.
The Toggenburg goat is known to be very good in milk production, a pure and traditional dairy breen goat. For the information of potential Toggenburg goat breeders, the breed standard requires a minimum fat content of 3.56%, a minimum milk yield of 740kg per lactation. Minimum protein content to qualify for the Toggenburg goat breed registration is 2.90%.
Business owners of artisan food and dairy products have been using the milk of Toggenburg goats for quite some time. While the taste of the Toggenburg goat milk is rich in flavor, its butterfat content is relatively low (about 2-3%).
Toggenburg goat breed can also be used for meat production, although the quality and content of its meat products may not be as premium and higher quality than that of other goat breeds specifically raised for its meat.
There are numerous support groups in the local and online community page dedicated to the Toggenburg goat breed for owners and breeders to come together. They can share a word or two about raising this breed and touching base with fellow owners in the area.