Seasonal Manipulations to Improve Cashmere and
Meat Returns in Goats
Quantify the natural seasonal cycle of cashmere growth.
To quantify the response in fiber growth and breeding cycles of
two methods of melatonin treatment applied in April in the U.S.
To determine whether shedding, following the cessation of a
spring melatonin treatment, can be prevented by the suppression of
plasma prolactin concentration.
To determine the effect of chemical defleecing agents on fiber
growth and quality in cashmere goats.