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GoatsSlide2

Market Goat Selection Criteria

Muscle

Correctness of Finish

Weight/Pounds of Product

Skeletal Correctness

Balance

StructureSlide3

Breeding Goat Selection Criteria

Functionality

Structure

Skeleton

Productive

Rib shape

Maternal

Balance and Design

Performance

Width and dimension

Muscle

Skeletal widthSlide4

Areas to Evaluate Muscle

Fore-arm

Chest floor

Rack (Rib shape)

Loin

Hip

Leg

Base WidthSlide5

Heavy MuscledSlide6

Light MuscledSlide7

Muscle Comparison Slide8

Powerful ChestSlide9

Optimal Finish

Goats that are too lean are usually hard and flat ribbed, causing them to handle stale

Goats that are too fat will have

cutability

issues on the rail

Remember, goats deposit fat from the inside outSlide10

Areas to Evaluate Finish

Chest Floor

Fat goats will typically be deeper chested

Fore-Rib

Study for indentation behind shoulder

Lean goats will show indentation

Flank and Lower Body Cavity

Heavy finished goats will be extremely deep sided and appear

wasty

in their lower thirdSlide11

Correctly FinishedSlide12

Heavier FinishedSlide13

Too Lean and HardSlide14

Handling

Muscle and finish can be determined from the outside

Handle rack and loin for muscle content and freshness

Handle middle and lower rib for fat contentSlide15

Weight

Weight is an important placing point

Goats that are too small will not offer enough product on the rail to be profitable

Remember weight is three-dimensional Slide16

Production

Fore rib should be round and shallow

Should get progressively deeper back to their flank

Remember fleshing ability will be a dictator of productionSlide17

ProductionSlide18

Structure

Areas to evaluate structural correctness

Hocks

Pasterns

Topline

Hip design

Knee

Shoulder bladeSlide19

Balance and Design

The basic principles of balance and attractiveness apply to goats too.

An attractive front end design

Correct topline strength and length

Attractive and youthful chest and rib cage

Note: Goats are browsers and most will be slightly off in their hipSlide20

Nice BalancedSlide21

Poor Balanced

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