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Calendar of Events

 

This Calendar of Events has been developed by a Veterinarian as a guide for those situated in Victoria, Australia but could adapted for other climatic conditions, regions, countries and seasonal conditions.

JANUARY

Sort does for mating – body condition and breeding history
Increase feed regime for buck and does
Check and foot pare any animals
Iodine drench (if required)
Bucks to be assessed for body condition and breeding soundness

FEBRUARY

Mate does

MARCH

Remove buck from does

APRIL

Check does for pregnancy with ultrasound

MAY

Vaccinate does
Worm test and drench
Increase feed for does
Condition score does and increase feed regime for does in poor body condition.

JUNE

Move does to fresh paddock for kidding
Ensure enough shelter for all does
Vaccinate newly born kids
Clip naval cord
Weigh and tag all newborn kids

JULY

Separate does and their kids into the following groups to ensure feeding regimes match the rearing requirements of the kids:

  • Mothers with single kids
  • Mothers with twin kids
  • Mothers with triplets or more kids

Start creep feeding kids

 

AUGUST  
SEPTEMBER

Wean and wether male kids
Weigh kids
Drench if required.

OCTOBER

Wean female kids
Weigh kids
Drench if required.

NOVEMBER

Ready those kids for sale or slaughter
Reduce feed for does to maintenance regime.

DECEMBER