Bucks haven't bred does

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Jeffrey Garcia, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Jeffrey Garcia

    Jeffrey Garcia New Member

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    Oct 22, 2020
    Kansas
    I have two bucks that I have with different groups of does and they aren't big groups, one buck only has two and the other has 4, and they have been together for about 84 days and I just got pregnancy test results back and they are all open. It is very frustrating one of the bucks is 4 and the other is about 2 years old. Any help would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Make sure your herd is : parasite free: up to date on minerals - if they have deficiencies they won't come into season: that they aren't actually not aborting the pregnancies. Stellar food and managment are key for successful breedings.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Do they get free choice loose salt and minerals?

    Do they have fishtails, rough hair, small scrotum, if so, copper deficiency can cause issues along with other mineral deficiencies.

    Have you used these bucks before.
     
  4. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Also selenium deficiency can cause fertility issues.
     
  5. Jeffrey Garcia

    Jeffrey Garcia New Member

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    Oct 22, 2020
    Kansas
    They have free choice of mineral and all of there coats are good and we have used one of these bucks before we have used him for the past 3 years and the other buck we just got this past march
     
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  6. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Which breed? How many days of exposure before the blood samples were collected?
     
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  7. Jeffrey Garcia

    Jeffrey Garcia New Member

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    Oct 22, 2020
    Kansas
    They are boer goats and they had been together since the first of August and we had collected blood samples a week ago, I am hoping I just drew the blood too early for it to be shown.
     
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  8. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    You need them to be at least 30 days pregnant to run a blood test, so any pregnancy conceived after mid September would’ve shown as “negative”. There’s still hope!
     
  9. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Are you seeing mounting behaviors and heats?
     
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  10. Jeffrey Garcia

    Jeffrey Garcia New Member

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    Oct 22, 2020
    Kansas
    Yes I am when I moved them all to smaller pens one buck was trying to mount one of the does but the other buck didn't seem to show any interest.
     
  11. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Pics please....of your boys
     
  12. Jeffrey Garcia

    Jeffrey Garcia New Member

    5
    Oct 22, 2020
    Kansas
    The one with the brown shoulder is 2 and the one standing on the fence is about 4
     

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  13. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Bumping for thoughts from others....
     
  14. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I would give selenium. Copper issues are harder to spot in boers until they are severe, if they haven’t gotten a bolus in the last year I would probably give one.
     
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  15. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Any luck @Jeffrey Garcia ?

    I agree, they need more selenium and copper supplementation. They are showing so deficiency, but it doesn't look so severe that they should be infertile.
     
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