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There are lots of things to calculate on your goats.

Breed percentages.

The buck is a 100% X breed

The doe is a 100% Y breed

The kids of this breeding are 50%X and 50% Y

This buck breeds a 100% Z doe.

These kids are 25% X, 25% Y and 50%Z.

You simply reduce the parental percentages by one half to determine the offsprings percentage.

Weight Gains

Average daily weight gains are important to know for performance.

Take a 60 day old kid, weigh them, subtract the birth weight and divide the remaining number by 60.

60 Day Weight    25 pounds

minus birth weight  7 pounds

equals                    18 pounds

divided by 60 =   .30 lbs per day.

Kidding percentages

# does kidded /  # of live kids born = kid crop born.

Then, to find out how your kid crop really is at weaning

# of does bred / # of kids at weaning = TRUE KID CROP

Enough Colostrum for a bottle kid

10% of the kids body weight is the minimum about of colostrum needed.

Newborn weight = 6 lbs.  6 x 16 = 96oz  10% of 96oz is 9.6oz

 
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