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This month, I'm going to discuss the so-called scorecard by which dairy goats are evaluated and/or judged. I have taken much of these data from The Illustrated Standard of the Dairy Goat by Nancy Lee Owen. I must admit that my edition is dated (copyright 1977), but the principles, if not the point system, remain quite current. In particular, I'm going to cover the scorecard for does. You can use these guidelines in order to select a superior animal for your herd or pack string. The scorecard for bucks is similar, except that his mammary is not as evident (he should have only two teats - very important). There are four major areas of concern:

If some of these characteristics are difficult to visualize, go to a goat show, look at some of the better animals, and if possible, talk to the owners and have them point out some of the better characteristics. of their animals.


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