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Factors Affecting Productive and Reproductive Traits of Indigenous Goats in Nepal

Author(s): Arati Joshi, Dharmendra Kalauni and Nirajan Bhattarai

It is important to understand the scientific basis of raising goats to improve production and productivity of goats. This is a review article to document available literature on the effects of non-genetic factors on productive and reproductive traits of indigenous goats in Nepal. The review included journal articles, published reports, technical bulletins, conference proceedings, post-graduate and doctoral dissertations. The study revealed that altitude, season of conception, season of kidding, number of kid at birth, parity, size of doe are the major factors affecting productive and reproductive traits of indigenous goats of Nepal. These factors should be carefully considered to promote the indigenous goat production in commercial scale farming.

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