Estrus Synchronization for Timed Artificial Insemination in Goats

Based on the research and demonstration work of Dr. Charlotte Farin and William Knox, North Carolina State University, and Dr. Niki Whitley, The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University

Estrus synchronization combined with artificial insemination (AI) is used regularly in cattle and has been useful for breeding management. These technologies would also be useful for goat farmers interested in using AI to increase the genetic merit of offspring. Estrus synchronization reduces the amount of time required for