Doe longevity is an important factor in dairy goat farm productivity and sustainability, as the economic and environmental cost of raising replacement breeding animals per unit of milk production has less impact when spread over a longer period of return. Although stayability has been studied in sheep and cattle, there is little information regarding genetic parameters for longevity traits in New Zealand dairy goats.

M, Wheeler, BJ Foote, and JF Foote

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 73, Hamilton, 165-167, 2013
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