Story: Goats and goat farming

Doe and kid goats

Doe and kid goats

With careful management, strict selection and good nutrition, goat herds can average 200% kidding (two kids per doe each year). Where mating occurs at eight-month intervals, this can effectively increase the reproduction rate to 300% per year.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Reproduction and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 December 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008