Aspects of smallstock production in Ciskei

Author: T.J. Bembridge
Year: 1989
Issue: 1
Volume: 19
Page: 1 - 3

Levels of sheep and goat production, as well as aspects of the distribution of ownership of pigs and poultry, in three livestock-producing areas of Ciskei are discussed. Findings show low levels of production and reproduction and high mortality rates in sheep and goat production. Only 50% of farmers keep pigs, while practically all households keep poultry. Smallstock have an important potential role in the economy of small-scale farmers


Keywords: goats, pigs., Poultry, Production, sheep
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