Breeding goats you want to make sure you make the right matches so that you get the best traits and qualities in your babies. Goat breeding planning can get complicated remembering who is related to who and what traits certain lines carry forward. We explain the one tool that can simplify your goat breeding planning.
After a lot of research and questions, we decided this fall to do a driveway breeding for our two female goats. For potential dairy goat farmers there are three or four possible options for breeding your goats, and after careful consideration we decided this was the choice for us.
Fall time is great for catching up all on the things that the hot, busy summer kept you from getting to. The weather is cooling down, gardening season is usually slowing down and baby goats and chicks aren’t running all over. However, there is always something to get done on your farm or homestead. Here […]
You are all ready for some goat kids (baby goats), but first you have to breed your does (female goats). Does go into heat at certain times and you must catch them in that small window of time in order for them to stand for your buck (male goat) so they will get pregnant. Some […]
Genetics are complex and fascinating, and sometimes they can be a little bit hard to understand. When it comes to inbreeding, linebreeding, and outcrossing, technical jargon about coefficients and percentages can be even more confusing. On the other hand, old sayings like “if it works it’s linebreeding and if not it’s inbreeding” aren’t very helpful […]