goat AI

A Guide to Goat AI 

Goat AI Artificial insemination (AI) is a technology that allows producers to propagate outstanding genetics at a faster rate. The does within the herd can be bred “artificially” with semen from an outstanding sire halfway across the country instead of using the genetics within one’s own herd.   With goats’ popularity growing and the demand for […]

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sheep gestation

How to Prepare Nutritionally for Sheep Gestation

Sheep Gestation Sheep breeding season is exciting no doubt. The advancement of reproductive technologies like artificial insemination (A.I.) and sheep embryo transfer (E.T.) protocols is becoming more readily available. Combine that with the number of sensational new sires to choose from, and advancing your flock’s genetic potential is more efficient than ever. However, there is […]

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goat gestation

How to Prepare for Successful Goat Gestation 

Goat Gestation As genetics selection tools and reproduction traits advance, the ability to duplicate superior genetics has become easier through the use of advanced reproductive technologies. Although embryo transfer (E.T.) and artificial insemination (A.I.) are not quite as common in goats as they are in cattle and sheep, the technologies allow for the propagation of […]

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sheep breeding

Sheep Breeding Considerations for a Successful Lamb Crop 

Lambing time comes with much anticipation. Sheep producers get to witness the fruits of their labors and see how their mating decisions panned out as they work to create the next “great one.” However, that labor of love starts at least five months earlier as producers prepare for another exciting season: breeding.   Sheep breeding continues […]

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Prevent Heat Stress in Goats 

Spring and summer temperatures are not far away. With a mild winter and above-average temperatures, you will want to begin thinking about ways to keep your goat herd cool to help prevent heat stress in your goats.  What is Heat Stress?  Heat stress occurs when there is an imbalance between metabolic heat production inside the […]

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DuraFerm®’s Guide to Maintaining an Ideal Sheep Temperature 

It’s often said that sheep are looking for a reason to die. The BioZyme® team consists of current and former sheep producers, who can definitely relate. However, the truth of the matter is that sheep are susceptible to stress. But at DuraFerm®, we want to help the producers keep their flock’s health top of mind. […]

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embryo transfer in goats

Preparing for Successful Embryo Transfer in Goats 

Embryo Transfer in Goats Embryo transfer (E.T.) is an efficient tool for increasing genetic improvement within an animal species. More and more breeders are relying on embryo transfer in goats. Though many farms have their own programs, there are always ways to improve. So, what should you do to improve the outcomes of your protocols […]

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How to Meet Sheep Dietary Needs with a Year-Round Nutrition Program

Strengthen your stock and keep your flock in optimal health with a nutrition program from the BioZyme® family of brands. Providing balanced vitamins and minerals to your sheep 365 days a year is vital to ensuring the success of your flock. Combining the DuraFerm® Sheep mineral and Vita Charge® supplements will help ensure a successful […]

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How to Prepare Your Flock for Summer’s HEAT

With the predicted return of El Nino later this spring and into summer, meteorologists are predicting that temperatures are going to heat up even more than normal. Those extreme weather patterns can wreak havoc with your flock health, especially for those that breed their ewes in the summer. BioZyme® Inc. offers DuraFerm® Sheep Concept•Aid® HEAT®, […]

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