Mating behavior of bucks and does in goat operations under range conditions.

  title={Mating behavior of bucks and does in goat operations under range conditions.},
  author={Mellado and C{\'a}rdenas and Ru{\'i}z},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  volume={67 1-2},
The objectives of this study were to characterize the mating capacity of bucks under range condition and assess the effect of mating frequency on flock fertility. Two adjacent flocks of crossbred goats (Criolloxdairy breeds; n=70 does, 5 bucks and 141 does, 4 bucks) were used in this study. The mating period was 16 and 20 days for each flock, respectively, in January and February, 1996. Mating activity of bucks and does was recorded day and night during the first 11 days of the breeding period… CONTINUE READING

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