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Hi,

I am new to Goat Spot and new to raising goats.

I am considering using artificial insemination for my two goats and was wondering if anyone has tried it and what results have you had.

I also would like to know if there is anyone in central Maine that does it as a business. (I am not opposed to trying it myself though.)

Thanks,
Roy
 

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I've done it with sheep - similar procedure to goats. As I've had the training I'm considering it but... It can seem like a cost saver but is a small fortune by the time you buy the semen, tank and the rest of the bits and bobs. And does do better with a teaser boy. And most people keep a boy after for 'clean up'. And the catch rate isn't stellar.


The plus side of doing it is that you can pick some stellar lines you'd not have access to otherwise.

If you find someone who does it you'd save some money but you might want to consider renting a buck rather than AI.

YMMV but that's why I'm currently in negotiations for a little buckling. If he's sweet I may make him into a teaser buck but I'm not sure it's worth it. IHTH.
 
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