has anyone AI-ed a goat? is it hard?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sdshoars, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 12, 2008
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    now before anyone wants to strangle me because my doe is so young, let me tell you i am getting another doe this weekend, and older one. so my question is, is it hard to AI a goat? i found a website that i can order straws of semen from for a darn reasonable price, and the lady i got my alpines from chose to keep two very low quality bucks this year (i have no idea why) so i do not want to breed my doe (s) to them if i do not have to. is it just as simple as cutting the straw and inserting it when they are in heat? thanks for any help.
     
  2. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Generally I would have to say this should be done by either A) a professional or B) an experienced producer who has been trained by a professional. You might get lucky, but there's more to it than insert and dispense. Most likely you will wind up with an angry doe and wasted money.
     

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