Best time to breed?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by HoosierShadow, May 25, 2010.

  1. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    So I got to thinking...

    What is the best time to breed? Especially if you are raising bore goats for meat or 4H?

    I am in KY, and our weather starts to shape up in March and lasts decently until right around Thanksgiving.

    I figured this would help any other newbies if they were wondering too :)
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    It really depends on the max weight you can have the wethers for 4H. Most everyone around here kids in either December or Jan to get a good size wether for 4H, but out County fair is at the end of July also. Now if you have a doe that you know has big babies and they grow big and fast you could wait a bit as they would not need as much time to develop.

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    depends on what age/weight you want the kids to be.

    I breed my girls so they kid at least 4 weeks before teh shows start if possible. This year it was 8 weeks which is awesome because I can keep the kids at home and just bring the mom's :) makes it easier on me.

    But I show the mom's and the kids are usually sold so thats why I breed for kidding like that. I have dairy goats