What factors should determine the selection of breeds and foundation stock for profitable meat goat production?

Goats October 24, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

The selection of breeds and foundation stock for profitable meat goat production should be based on four primary factors: • Adaptability to environment • Reproductive rate • Growth rate • Carcass value.  It does not need to be complicated.  Keep the reproductive rate up and keep the animals alive and healthy , and the enterprise will be profitable.  Use breeds that compliment one another so the final outcome will be better than each one individually.