It would be best to use native and upgraded dams (female breeders) if you want to engage in goat meat production only. Do not use purebred dams, they are very expensive to raise as slaughter goats.
Purebreds are best when you want to engage in dairy production or if you want to upgrade the milk capacity and sizes of the offspring of your native and hybrid (crosses) goats. The more milk your dams can produce, the healthier and bigger their kids will become.
Not all purebreds are equal. Select stocks with good genetics and are proven good milkers. Sagana Farm goats are well selected purebred nubian breeders for meat and milk purposes. Unlike natives which can only produce 1 cup of milk per day, our breeders can produce at least 1 liter to 3 liters (or more) of milk per dam per day.
If you like bigger and healthier meat-type kids, it is best to use one (1) good quality purebred nubian buck for every ten (10) to twenty (20) native or hybrid dams. This way, you will be able to improve the genetics of your herd for a better quality breeder materials in the future.
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