Mashan Goat Breeding Area--Guangxi
- Description: Mashan County lies in the middle of Guangxi. Since the 1960s, Mashan country has been breeding the black goat. The submissive black goat can be found everywhere in the deep hilltop valley, which forms
Mashan County lies in the middle of Guangxi. Since the 1960s, Mashan country has been breeding the black goat. The submissive black goat can be found everywhere in the deep hilltop valley, which forms a special natural sight. The goats are grown in mountainous areas, feeding on various grass and spring, and the mutton is delicate, delicious and nutritious, without strong smell. Pasture area in Mashan County totals 124775.1ha，various species of grass and shrub is evergreen all the year round there. The annual goat number can reach more than one million with great development room. The black goat has become the regional mascot of the local tourism industry. On 3-5 December 2007, Mashan held their first Cultural Tourism Food Festival. In case you are wondering, the Mashan black goat is a local delicacy.
To promote the consumption of the black goat, Mashan couny has applied for registration of a "Mashan Black Goat " trademark and "Chinese brands - Mashan Black Goat," "Mashan Black Goat " to indicate it's origin. The goat industry of Mashan has been developed to a large scale breeding 300,000 in 2008, with 150,000 ready for slaughtering, of which 70,000 were supplied directly from Mashan to Hong Kong, Macao, and southeastern Asia.
The features of the Mashan black goat include its soft black hair, fast growth, blocky carcass, high meat factor, succulent and delicious, fragrantce and sweetness, and it is of high nutritional value. The goat's placenta is much sort after of its use as a pharmaceutical ingredient. "China's Black Goat Town," has become a symbol of Mashan.