Goat Reproduction Reproductive Biology

Introduction

Doe with kids surrounding her.

The increased demand for goat meat, especially in the United States, could possibly be met in part through improving reproductive efficiency in our herds.  Reproduction efficiency is one of the most important economic traits in terms of livestock production. Maintaining good reproductive functions in the herd is pivotal to the success of any livestock production system. Productivity and profitability is measured by ovulation rate, conception rate, the number of kids born, the number of …