Authors as Published

Dahlia O’Brien, Professor, Virginia State University, and Small Ruminant Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension; and Stephan Wildeus, Professor, Small Ruminants, Agricultural Research Station, Virginia State University,

This publication is available in an enhanced digital version and PDF.

Even though market opportunities abound for small acreage producers to raise sheep and goats, many producers fail to take advantage of the relatively short gestation period (pregnancy) in sheep and goats and to manage their herd adequately for optimum reproductive efficiency. This series of fact sheets has been designed to assist producers in enhancing reproductive performance in their herd so that overall production can be optimized to promote profitability.

Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

February 14, 2020