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Gestation period tables of stock animals

Livestock husbandry and management requires a working knowledge of animal breeding cycles and the size of the mature animal. The mature size of an animal can help in determining the amount of feed an animal requires.

Guide to some animal breeding cycles and pregnancy periods
Animal Cycle Gestation period
(pregnancy)
Weaning age Estimated
market/mature weight
Horse 21 days 340 days 6-9 months 400-500 kg
Cow 21 days 285 days 6-10 months 450-550 kg
Sheep 21 days 150 days 1-3 months 60-80 kg
Pig 17 days 112 days 14-21 days 110/250-300 kg
Alpaca 10-12 days 340 days 4-6 months 65-80 kg
Dog 5-8 months 58-63 days 6 weeks
Chicken 24-26 hours 21 days n/a
Duck 24-26 hours 28 days n/a
March 27th, 2011
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