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Evaluating the contribution of livestock to household livelihoods in the communal rangelands of the north Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

  • 2024
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 17
B. Gusha & A.R. Palmer Page: 1 - 11

Abstract This article evaluates the contribution of livestock to rural households in communal areas of the north Eastern Cape in South Africa, using surveys from 120 households. Structured questionnaire surveys were conducted from both livestock and non-livestock-owning households to gather…

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Basic factors influencing lamb mortality under low input production systems in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

  • 2020
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 13
S. Mthi, J.M. Rust, C.T. Mpendulo, V. Muchenje, W.J. Goosen & Z. Mbathsa Page: 60 - 68

A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess incidences of lamb mortality in low input farming systems in the Eastern Cape province. Four villages (Ndakana, Kwa-Masele, Qhugqwala and Ndindwa) and 18 households were selected. Data was collected from 399 lambing records…

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