- Genetic selection
- Replacement technology
- Member breeders
- Who are we ?
The male goats proposed come from the selection program of the CAPGENES association of cooperatives, of which EVOLUTION is a member.
The goats come from planned matings carried out in French farms that take part in the control on performance and the breeding program. Each year, after a testing campaign, about 50 male goats (Alpine and Saanen) are approved to be included in the CAPGENES catalogue.
These male goats are classified according to their improver potential, calculated from a composite index, the Caprine Combined Index. This index combines dairy production traits (milk quantity, protein quantity, protein content, quantity of fat, fat percentage) and an assessment of the udder morphology. The CCI is calculated using a weighting between the Caprine Production Index (CPI) and the Caprine Morphological Index (CMI).
This proof is expressed according to a rolling base of 0 for the CCI and 100 for the CPI and the CMI. This makes it possible to evaluate the genetic value of the animals compared to the reference population (i.e. the population of goats at the control on performance).
There are 4 categories of male goats in the CAPGENES catalogue, classified according to their CCI (Combined Caprine Index):
In addition, to simplify the use of the catalogue, the males are now classified according to their qualities:
Race Alpine – fille du C557
Race Saanen – fille du T128
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