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Factors Affecting Productive and Reproductive Traits of Indigenous Goats in Nepal

Abstract

This is a review article to document the 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, post-graduate and doctoral dissertation. Scientific information regarding the factors affecting the productive and reproductive performance of goats is important in relation to developing the production and productivity improvement plans. This is a review article to document available literature one present study aims at reviewing the effects of non-genetic factors on productive and reproductive traits of indigenous goats in Nepal. The review included study was based on the review of available scientific literature including research journal articles, published reports, technical bulletins, post-graduate and doctoral dissertation. The study revealed that showed that altitude, season of conception, season of kidding, number of kids 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, and such factors must be considered carefully to promote the indigenous goat production in commercial scale farming level.

Arati Joshi, Dharmendra Kalauni and Nirajan Bhattarai

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