Bactrian Camel and Bactria

Bactrian camel is found in the cold desert of the northern hemisphere and the region where the two-humped Bactrian camel was domesticated known as Bactria. Bactria is the historic land on the bank of river Oxus, nowadays Afghanistan.

Bactrian camel wool types

Bactrian Camel Wool Production

Global Camel Wool Production The annual wool production from the camel is around 60,000 thousand tons (only the wool of Bactrian camel is recorded), and approximately 17 % (3000 tons) comes from the first fleece (baby camel wool) that is ready at the age of 1.5 to 2 years of age (with a max percentage …

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Camel milk ice cream

Icecream produced from the Bactrian camel milk in Mongolia

Camel Milk Research and Development Initiatives Under an EU-funded camel milk project, FAO launched an initiative to diversify the Bactrian camel milk (BCaM) products in Mongolia, supporting the camel herders to earn an additional income and provide job opportunities to the youth in the far and wide regions of the Gobi desert. As a consultant …

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Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar with healthy and back trim camels in the Gobi desert

Do the camel drink brackish or saltish water?

Many times many people from different regions of the world asked me if the camel can drink the brackish water. My answer is always yes. I have seen many places the camels drink brackish water. I’m in the Gobi desert (Khanbogd soum), Mongolia which is the paradise of Bactrian camels. I reached a nomadic settlement …

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