This page describes the research projects that have been done and are currently underway with the herd at SIPAC.
 
 
Past Studies
 
 
Selenium Concentrations in Forages and in Blood of Meat Goats
 
Objective: The selenium status of goats and other livestock is always a concern in this region. This study was conducted to determine Se concentrations in pasture and hay samples and in blood and plasma samples of goats consuming these forages. See the following links for more detailed information about this study.
 
Abstract
Poster
Power Point Presented at Midwest Research Conference
Blood being drawn from a goat to be analyzed for selenium concentration.
 
Effects of level of supplementation in late gestation on performance of meat goat does and kids
 
Objective: Goats raised primarily on forages and grazing are often on the thin side of body condition. This project investigated if th elevel of soy hull supplementation affected doe and kid productivity at kidding and in lactation. See the following links for more detailed information about the study.
 
Abstract
Powerpoint presented at the Southern Section Animal Science Conference
Powerpoint presented at the IMGP annual meeting
 
The goats during the supplement trial.
 
Effect of residual sward height after grazing on gastrointestinal nematode parasitism in meat goats.
 
Objective: Internal parasitism is the biggest health problem in grazing goats. This two year project investigated if the height of forage grazing affected reinfection of goats with internal parasites. See the following links for more detailed information about the project.
 
Abstract
Midwest Research Symposium Poster