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Your guide to mohair fibre and production

Whether you are new to Angora goat farming or have been involved in the industry since the beginning, there will be lots of useful and practical information to be found here.


Farming Angora goats is hugely rewarding, and through correct management practices, it can also be highly profitable too.

Mohair is referred to as the ‘Diamond Fibre’ because of its commercial value and its great beauty.

This also refers to its beautiful lustre. Naturally, the buyers of this premium fibre expect a top-quality product for the high prices paid.


This section will take you through the basics of producing mohair from Angora goats, including information on fibre characteristics, best practices for shearing, and classing guidelines. You will find practical resources which can be used to guide you towards a profitable and enjoyable experience with farming Angora goats.

If you have any questions about any of the information we’ve provided, or you need any advice about angora goats in New Zealand, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re happy to help!

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