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Enhancing Reproductive Performance in Small Ruminants: Part I. Biology of Reproduction



Authors as Published

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

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.

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Publication Date

November 4, 2019