Reproductive performance of goats under field condition in Jabalpur

9-Title: Reproductive performance of goats under field condition in Jabalpur

Authors: NK Shakya, SN Shukla, OP Shrivastava and P Inwati

Source: Ruminant Science (2019)-8(2):189-190

How to cite this manuscript: Shakya NK, Shukla SN, Shrivastava OP and Inwati P (2019). Reproductive performance of goats under field condition in Jabalpur. Ruminant Science 8(2):189-190.


The effect of season on breeding performance was studied in 208 goats maintained under unorganized rearing system in Jabalpur (M.P). Highest breeding in goats (n=208) in unorganized rearing system was recorded during November (22.12%) and lowest during September (4.80%). A highly significant difference was recorded between different seasons with the highest per cent breeding occurring during the winter season (46.15%) as compared to summer (28.37%) and the rainy season (25.48%). The retrospective study of reproductive parameters revealed kidding rate and foetal loss rate to be 89.42% and 10.57%, respectively with an average kidding interval of 320.25 days. Also, the average litter size was recorded to be 1.16 with twins and triplet rate of 14.90% and 5.76%, respectively. It can be concluded from the present study that the highest percentage of breeding occurs during the winter season in goats reared in the tropical climate.


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