Digital textbook for goat farming

This comprehensive digital textbook is called the Goat Production Handbook and was compiled by Mdukatshani, Heifer International South Africa and the KwaZulu-Natal department of agriculture and rural development. Click on this link to download the book in PDF format: Goat Production Handbook Information compiled by Dr. Faffa Malan, veterinary consultant Content…

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Small-scale farmers against export of live goats

Small-scale farmers are opposed to exporting live goats to Saudi Arabia, preferring to export processed meat in order to add value and create jobs. “Exporting raw goats will result in loss of jobs locally, so we propose we export processed goat meat,” said Frank kayula, Small-scale Farmers Union president. Saudi…

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Excellence in small-scale goat farming

Louis and Gerhard Lourens farm indigenous goats on a smallholding in Waterval, in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The Lourens family lives in a ‘smallholder belt’ north of Pretoria, one of South Africa’s two capital cities. If one thinks about it, there are probably smallholder belts in the outer corridors of…

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