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Village chicken production and egg quality in dry and wet, resource-limited environments in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

  • 2023
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 53
T. Tenza, L.C. Mhlongo & M. Chimonyo Page: 850 - 858

The study investigated the quality and production of village chickens in wet and dry environments. Three hundred households were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Both external and internal characteristics were measured in 4 000 eggs using visual observation and laboratory…

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Sustainability of the South African Livestock Sector towards 2050. Part 2: Challenges, changes and required implementations

  • 2013
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 43
H.H. Meissner, M.M. Scholtz & F.A. Engelbrecht Page: 298 - 319

Challenges facing the livestock sector towards 2050 and the changes and management considerations required to maintain sustainability are discussed. Major challenges are associated with climate change and the environmental impact of the sector. Southern Africa is predicted to become drier…

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