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Table 6 Seasonal features of goat management

From: Nomadic pastoralism in southern Iran

  Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Mating 1 ** **        *** ***   
Pregnancy *** *** ** ** ** ** **    *** *** ***
Kidding   *** ***    ** **      
Lactating *** *** *** *** *** *** ** **     
Shearing      ***      **   
Grazing * * ** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
Stubble feeding *** *** ***          ***
Concentrate feeding ** * *      **     **
Antiparasite treatment      ***      ***   
Main seasons Winter, wet and frosts Spring, warm and dry Summer, hot and dry Autumn, cool and wet
  1. *- Less frequent.
  2. **- Middle frequent.
  3. ***- Most frequent.
  4. 1- Bucks and does run together year round.