Goat production: Keeping your flock well-watered

Question: How much water should I give my goats, and how often should they drink? What kind of water is suitable for them? Many variables affect water intake, such as the amount of moisture in the grazing, the temperature, how far and fast the animals walk, pregnancy, milk production, wool…

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Charles' Boer goat stud has produced various champions at the Grootfontein show.

Goat production: Dealing with chlamydia in your herd

Question: We started a goat farming project, but the goats have suffered from chlamydia right from the start. What can we do to prevent this disease? Before we discuss treatment or prevention, we need to be absolutely sure that the goats are suffering from chlamydiosis and not something else. Infected…

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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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