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Jennifer Lutes
Field Specialist, Agriculture Business


The meat goat budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 doe, winter kidding herd (December and January) with kids marketed between 50 to 60 pounds in April. This management system takes advantage of seasonally high market prices for weaned kids. However, this management system has relatively high production risk due to summer breeding challenges and winter kidding.


  • Farm budget
  • Kidding budget
  • Goat budget


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Publication No. G690