The stages of involution and an effective dry period

Posted on November 19, 2019 in Dairy Goat Performance

By Sarah Adamson, Vita Plus dairy goat specialist
While most producers know it is important to give their does a dry period, many only give them 40 days.  Is that long enough?  Research shows it can take between 40 and 60 days to complete the necessary stages before a doe is ready to be an efficient producer again.  In this post, we look at the stages of the dry period and explain why it needs to be longer.

Finding Mr. Right: Picking the right buck for your herd

Posted on October 30, 2019 in Dairy Goat Performance

By Sarah Adamson, Vita Plus dairy goat specialist
The incorporation of the right buck could quickly improve your herd’s production and genetic potential. When you are considering a new buck, ask yourself these questions.

5 areas to focus on for buck health

Posted on October 30, 2019 in Dairy Goat Performance

By Sarah Adamson, Vita Plus dairy goat specialist
With breeding season is right around the corner, buck health should be at the top of everyone's mind.  When evaluating buck health, focus on these five areas.