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Fun Farm Fact Friday… September 4th

It’s September! Which means the girls will start going into heat and it will soon be breeding season! I can’t believe it’s already this time of year! So going with this theme the next several week’s facts will be about breeding…

Many goat breeds, including Nubians, are seasonal breeders. These goats are generally bred in the months ending in ER (September, October, November, December). While it is possible to breed these goats at other times of year their heats are not as strong (or almost non-exisitant) and it can be very hard to tell when they are ready to be put with the buck. Breeding goats in the months ending in ER results in late winter to spring kids. The cooler weather keeps the parasites and flies at bay, helping prevent several issues that can cause major problems!

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