The Cyprus (Damascus) Shami goat is an excellent, highly adaptive and hardy goat. Experience locally and in our export countries confirms that it can be used in pure bred or cross-bred milk or meat production systems
milking goats that were milked twice daily at equal milking intervals time .
120 days. Sexes are segregated at that age and males and females, selected for breeding (replacements), are separated and housed in lots of 25-30 animals. Feeding is again at will on both concentrates and barley hay.
By 4 months of age female kids reach an average weight of 30-34kg and males 33-36kg. All animals selected fro breeding at 4 months of age enter an intensive immunization and veterinary control program. The mature (adult) body weight of the does ranges from 60-80kg and the bucks 80-100kg.