Goat Reproduction Selection Breeding and Performance Records

Breeding and Performance Records

Keeping records can provide valuable information about how the animal has performed over its productive life. Keeping records can help producers meet their performance goals and make sound selection decisions. Visual appraisal does not always indicate how the animal will perform or how its offspring will turn out. Basic records should include the following:

  • Animal ID
  • Birth date
  • Birth weight
  • Sire
  • Dam
  • Sex of offspring
  • Number born
  • Birthing difficulties
  • Frequency or number of kiddings
  • Number weaned