DPC 76, Out-Of-Season Breeding for Goats

Item #: DPC-076

Published: 2010

Pages: 5

This guideline is designed to help dairy goat producers that are trying to milk goats throughout the year breed their goats out of season. The guideline discusses the husbandry techniques used to bring goats into rut in the spring so that the producer will have only a portion their herd in rut at any one time, mitigating the somatic cell count elevation that occurs during rut. A related Guideline that provides information on managing SCC in goat herds is number DPC 72, Farmers Guide to Somatic Cell Counts in Goats.

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Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION
PROTOCOL FOR OUT OF SEASON BREEDING OF YEARLINGS
OUT OF SEASON BREEDING OF 2ND AND LATER LACTATION DOES AND LARGER HERDS
FACILITY NEEDS
LIGHTING
NOTES

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DPC 76, Out-Of-Season Breeding for Goats

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