Content tagged "goat management"

Goat Management Establishing A Dairy Goat Operation

Goats Updated: October 07, 2014

There are several items you will need to consider for developing a dairy goat operation. Remember, if you cannot get your operation to work on paper, you...

Goat Management (Dairy, Meat, Record Keeping)

Goats Updated: February 06, 2014

Example Herd Data sheets: 

Goat Management Wheel

Goats Updated: November 11, 2013

The Meat Goat Management Wheel makes meat goat management and production decisions simple and easy.The wheel is basically a management calendar. To use it,...

Goat Health

Goats Updated: May 23, 2013

Newborn goat kids

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Survival and increased performance of newborn kids significantly improves goat producers' likelihood of success in the goat industry. The objective of good...

Post Weaning Management in Goats

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Post Weaning Management:After weaning, utilize your records to select the animals you want to keep in the herd for replacements and start managing them for...

Nutrition Issues at Weaning

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Nutrition Issues: Nutrition of the doe and kids changes at weaning. The kids become totally dependent on the nutrition available from forage and supplement....

Weaning Health Issues

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Health Issues at Weaning:Weaning health issues include both kid and doe problems. The major problem with the does at this time is mastitis. This problem...

Facility Preparation for Weaning Kids

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Facility Preparation for Weaning:Weaning can be very stressful on the kids, resulting in outbreaks of coccidiosis and other diseases. This is also a time...

Goat Weaning Management

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Weaning is a very stressful time for the kids and does. There are several major problems that can result if kids are not properly weaned. These include...

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