Early Kidding, Sell at Weaning Planning Budget

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See the Early Kidding Goat Budget (downloadable Excel spreadsheet) for related information.

Jennifer Lutes
County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and Environment


This doe flock budget shows economic costs and returns estimates for a production system birthing kids in the winter (late December and January). Kids are sold at weaning for the spring holiday market. This common management system takes advantage of expected seasonally high prices for kids and has a low land requirement. However, it also has relatively high production risk due to breeding challenges and winter kidding, in addition to higher winter feeding costs.


  • Farm budget
  • Kidding budget
  • Goat budget


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