Cross Breeding Meat Goat Options

2010 Annual Report for YNC10-051

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2010: $400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:

Cross Breeding Meat Goat Options


I raised three sets of twins from:
A. Boer Doe bred to Boer Buck
B. Nubian Doe bred to Boer Buck
C. Nubian Doe bred to Nubian Buck

Final results will be described in Section E. Results. I did learn that differences in birthing seasons and circumstances beyond my control probably played a big part in how the three sets of kids completed my project.

This year I am a volunteer leader in my 4-H Club for younger kids starting in a Goat Project. I have shared the information with them. I have also shared the information with others that are in the goat project I take. I have the information as completed in Section E. Results page of this progress report that I will be passing on to my FFA advisor and the Franklin County University Extension staff for use as they see fit. My entire 4-H Club (members and parents) have visited my farm/goats since starting this project.

This project is complete. I plan on continuing to weigh and measure kids in both my Boer and Nubian herds this coming birthing season and as they grow. I am expecting crossbred kids again as the mother of the boer buckling. I kept as a herd sire was bred to the Nubain buck. So instead of a Nubian/Boer cross, it will be a Boer/Nubian cross and it will be interesting to see if there is any marked difference in growth rates.