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Artificial insemination of Angora goat does with pelleted deep-frozen semen

P.G. Loubser, J.P.C. Greyling and K.S. Viljoen

Agricultural Research Institute of the Karoo Region, Middelburg, Cape Province


An experiment was designed to test the effectiveness of deep-frozen Angora goat semen after insemination. Oestrous periods of Angora goat does were synchronized with the progesterone sponge technique and the does were inseminated with pelleted deep-frozen semen at oestrus. Two inseminations were carried out 12 h apart commencing 12 h after the first signs of heat were detected. Kidding percentages of the does were compared after natural mating and artificial insemination with fresh or deep-frozen semen. The results achieved were 76,7%; 90% and 34,8% respectively. Although a significantly lower kidding percentage was obtained when frozen semen was used, these results warrant further investigation of techniques for freezing goat semen.

S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 1983, 13: 134 -135



South African journal Animal Science 13 (2)