Goat Breeding Season Does Not Need to Follow Old Wives Tales

Make plans to attend the May 22 at Bright Farms in Fort Collins, CO, as they offer a buck collection & collection event for Pygmy breeders in preparation for the Mile High Showdown in Loveland, CO on June 4-6, 2021

One of the biggest leaps in reproduction efficiency comes with ridding yourself of doing things the way
they have always been done. As most goat breeds are not limited to a breeding season, adopting new
practices are of benefit to herd development. Your herd success will thank you by taking an objective
approach to managing reproduction.

Informative tools are available to goat breeders when managing excellence in herd development.
Sperm analysis as well as external factors such as feed, effective and deliberate cleaning out of bucks
before collection; as well as age, temperament and environmental factors all impact effectiveness in
your herds reproduction management. None of us want to hear that their buck might not be as good of
a breeder as you would hope, and if that is the story, is there anything we can do to help overcome the
obstacles? It is not always bad news if there are breeding challenges that come to light.

Setting up a time to collect bucks and analyzing sperm is available and can benefit your breeding efforts.
A couple of opportunities are currently in the books and we invite any goat producer to join us, bring
your bucks, and learn as well as equip yourself with tools to overcome obstacles.

Once again, make plans to attend the Bright Farms in Fort Collins, CO on May 22nd, and take advantage of the events that day for Pygmy breeders in preparation for the Mile High Showdown in Loveland, CO on June 4-6, 2021.

For more information on these championship developing opportunities, contact Membrane Protection Technologies, Inc. at certifiedfertility@membraneprotect.com or call (970) 484-9842.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.