Short Course on Goat Reproductive Management Offered
The International Goat Research Center (CARC) conducted a one-day “Introduction to Goat Reproductive Management” short course on September 15. Research Scientist Bill Foxworth and Research Specialist Scott Horner conducted the program with the aid of several undergraduate students. The nine attendees ranged from goat producers to veterinarians from a variety of geographic locations across the state of Texas. The program included highlights of goat nutrition, health, record keeping and facilities in relation to a successful management program. The primary focus was to provide a basic understanding of the processes involved in collecting and utilizing genetics resources to improving the production value of goatherds. Hands-on experience in each facet of the management process was provided to the program attendees.
Gary Newton, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Animal Systems Research Leader