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Experienced goat breeders check the weight of the kids by month with the table. These guidelines allow you to correctly assess the development of young animals and make adjustments to the diet, if necessary. Health indicators are assessed by looking at the size of the pet. Larger animals are sold at a higher cost. Therefore, goats raised for sale are regularly weighed.
How much do the kids weigh by months
A newborn kid weighs 2800-3200 grams. In the early days, a daily gain of 230 grams is considered the norm. Quality milk from a healthy goat is the key to success. For the normal development of the baby, a lactating adult gives at least two liters of milk per day. The goat monthly adds 5000-6000 grams to the total weight, from the sixth month the increase decreases and is 3 kilograms. The goat adds about 4500 grams per month, from the sixth month no more than 2.5 kilograms per month.
Young growth is constantly weighed, growth is monitored. The data obtained is checked against the table.
Approximate sizes of cubs:
|Month of life||Kilograms|
|12 (1 year)||42|
|18 (1.5 years)||50|
The calculation is based on the average weight of young animals at birth. If the baby was born small, lags behind other babies in development, then he usually compensates for this, intensively gaining weight in the following months.
Zarechny Maxim Valerievich
Agronomist with 12 years of experience. Our best summer cottage expert.
A goat that consumes a lot of food and is actively gaining weight is not restricted. Subsequently, such an animal will give a lot of milk.
Newborn pets are scored on a five-point system. Cubs that receive the highest score are considered highly breeding and will be selected for further breeding.
Factors affecting the weight of the animal
The following reasons affect the size of pets:
- Kind of animal. It so happens that calves are born of different sizes, although they belong to the same population. In the absence of health problems, the kid quickly catches up with its peers.
- Breed. Dairy goats in adulthood reach 50 kilograms, meat breeds weigh more than 80-90.
- Health. Violation of the feeding regimen, injuries, serious illnesses lead to underweight, and sometimes to overweight.
- Body type.
- The type of feed and its effective use.
- The sex of the pet.
Properly organized care of pets, selection of food in accordance with biological needs, regular weighing will help to grow a healthy individual of normal constitution.