Preparing Meat Goats for the Breeding Season
Posted: June 1, 2012
As the breeding season approaches, producers should be concerned with the body condition of their breeding does. Goats should not be allowed to become too thin or too fat. Failure in reproduction, low twinning rates and low weaning rates will result if does are too thin. Overly fat does can suffer from pregnancy toxemia (ketosis) or dystocia, but fat does are rarely a problem.
Learn more about preparing for the breeding season in the fact sheet Preparing Meat Goats for the Breeding Season, published by North Carolina State University.