Monday, January 17, 2011
Last month of gestation
Last week I followed a webinar on late gestation management of does and ewes. It focused a lot on feeding the individual animal according to it's needs.
The kids gain +/- 70% of their birth weight during the last six weeks of the gestation period, therefore animals bearing twins/triplets and those kidding at < 12 months of age needs lots of energy. I am feeding our best hay at present and supplementing our youngest goat Tita with a daily portion of wheat.