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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Goat in season
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 03:34:01 pm »
Hi All,


Looking for a bit of advice here, I wasn't particularly planning to mate any of our goats this year as I believed they had all kidded this year. However, one of our BS, Data, has been dropping of in milk production for a month or so. I still milk her twice daily because I'm doing the others then so just stuck to the routine but she really doesn't need it. This morning was leaping around and making a dreadful racket and she's a bit pink down below, so my guess is that she's ready for a billy.


On to the questions:


Can I choose not to mate her - and if so what should I do?


Thanks,


Ben


If you don't have her mated, she will come into season every three weeks (ish) until February and then start again next autumn.  Assuming she doesn't dry up completely, her yield will increase as the lighter nights come in.
I kept my first goat for four years after kidding before she had another one.  She produced all that time.

 

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