Year round supply of Goat Milk

  • Published: 1 May 2000

  • Author(s): Cameron, Alexander, Dr

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Goat milk production is highly seasonal, being greatest in Spring and then declining to a nadir in Winter, yet relatively uniform year round supply of goat milk is needed because the high value goat milk manufactures have short shelf lives. The aim of the project was to determine the importance of seasonal changes in nutrition, reproduction and day length in causing the seasonal variation in milk production, and to develop animal husbandry procedures to overcome any constraints caused by these factors.