Goat Range-Nutrition Performance Test

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $13,113.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Southern
State: Texas
Principal Investigator:
Marvin F. Shurley
Meat Goat Association


  • Animals: goats


  • Animal Production: free-range, range improvement, grazing - rotational
  • Education and Training: extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems

    Proposal summary:

    In a two hundred day buck/wether range performance test, this producer organization intends to show that through grazing management, range recovery may be accomplished. By seasonal grazing of goats, primarily during the dormant grazing system, they hope to show an improvement in range and turf conditions. The animals will be run in a two pasture rotational grazing system. Animals will be weighed on a regular basis and forage will be assessed as well.

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