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Handbook / Manual

Series: Tropical Agriculturalist Series

By: M Steele

152 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Jan 1996 | #51299 | ISBN: 0333523091
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Part 1 Introduction - history and systems: origins and history; goat population and distribution; goat production systems. Part 2 Breeds: goats in Africa; goats in Asia; goats in America and the Pacific; temperate breeds in the tropics. Part 3 Nutrition and feeding: anatomy; food intake; practical feeding; dry season feeding; grazing behaviour; agro-industry by-products; weed control and eradication. Part 4 Reproduction and kid rearing: terminology; reproduction in bucks; reproduction in females; mating; controlled breeding/contraception; care of the pregnant goat; kidding; management post-kidding; kid rearing; common kid ailments. Part 5 Health: factors affecting health; healthy goats; control of diseases - precautions; first aid; general husbandry; common diseases; vaccinations and injections. Part 6 Routine husbandry: determining the age of a goat; weighing goats; body scoring; catching and restraining a goat; feet; dipping; injecting goats; castration; culling; record keeping; identification; farm layouts and pens; food and water supplies; fences. Part 7 Growth and meat: growth; meat. Part 8 Fibres and skins: fibre growth; goat hair; hides and skins; manure; by-products. Part 9 Milk: milk production; breeds; points of a good milking goat; milking routines; milk products; milk and diseases.

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