Improved small stock production – collaboration between scientist and producer

Author: D. Wentzel
Year: 1986
Issue: 3
Volume: 16
Page: 123 - 126

Small stock production in South Africa is practised under a variety of conditions, each of which demands specific management inputs, disease control programmes, specific types of animals, and economic considerations. Improved small stock production involves close cooperation between the animal scientist and the producer. Examples of this are discussed with reference to the mohair industry. Problems relating to abortion, losses during cold spells, and poor growth in young animals lead to research which provides practical solutions to these problems.




Keywords: Angora goat, applied science, Research
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