Goat and sheep dairy production

Our expertise extends to the field of goat and sheep milk production. Our milk recording and advisory services help improve the herd’s performance and drive this industry forward. 

Goat and sheep milk recording: an essential management tool

Lactanet’s milk recording allows you to assess the productivity of each goat by analyzing the milk components in our laboratory. Our service is, above all, a management tool to plan reproduction, culling, births and feeding of your dairy goats and sheep.

When used wisely, milk recording is an essential tool to increase your milk production and your profitability.

We also check your milking systems and method, whether it is the usage, set up or position of your milking machine, or the way you handle the teats.

Our advisors serve farms in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.

On-farm services in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

No matter what milk quality issues you are concerned about, we have the tools and expertise to help you find the best solution to fit your situation.

Feeding

Since goats are very different from dairy cows, your advisor  can help you optimize your breeding methods using feed, genetic management, selection and growth monitoring specific to this type of production. 

We help you build rations adapted to each goat herd. A balanced diet will give you great results both in terms of dairy production and milk components, thus allowing you to improve profitability. 

Housing and environment

We can assess your goat housing, your procedures and your buildings to ensure optimal breeding conditions. Temperature, space, comfort, humidity and light are all factors that must be evaluated to optimize production.

Reproduction

We can help you develop a photoperiod strategy to ensure calving periods are spread out throughout the year. Your advisor will help you select dams and monitor the growth of the kids in order to reach your herd size objectives.