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Cashmere goats for the Aosta Valley

Italy's Aosta Valley is to introduce cashmere goats in a bid to start a breeding project. The regional office for agriculture states that the goats can be kept outdoors all year round and are happy to graze even on difficult terrain.
The goats feed on a diet of plants that other species reject; in doing so, they help prevent areas from becoming overgrown. Cashmere goats not only produce high-quality wool, for which they are famous worldwide, they also have a great ability to adapt to different climatic and environmental conditions in mountain areas.
Source: www.montagna.tv/?q=node/8555 (it) 19.9.2008