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Indigenous goat production on Kikuyu in South Africa

  • 2020
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 13
S.D. Househam & K.P. Kirkman Page: 1 - 12

This study investigated indigenous goat production on Kikuyu at Cedara Research Station, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Three stocking rates were used (30, 45 and 60 goats/ha) to evaluate goat production on kikuyu. Does with kids grazed kikuyu for a total of…

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Goat farming in South Africa: Findings of a national livestock survey

  • 2009
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
J. Bester, K.A. Ramsay and M.M. Scholtz Page: 9 - 13

During a national livestock survey held in 2003 under the FAO/UNDP/SADC Project RAF/97/032, a total of 892 goat keepers completed questionnaires covering aspects of management and production. The majority of the keepers came from the communal farming areas (892), with…

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