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Goat production and supply chain management in the tropics.

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This 288-page-book consists of eight chapters and is a practical manual for goat production systems covering: breeding and selection (chapters 1-3), feeding based on available crops and resources (chapter 4), and targeted preventative health care for increased productivity and income (chapters 5-8). It outlines best practice and strategies for setting up a farm, overcoming challenges, increasing m...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Goat production challenges to food security.

This chapter begins with basic information on tropical livestock unit calculation at different geographic locations in order to easily assess and compare the goat population and adaptability under a variety of climatic zones. It also explains how the livestock unit acts as a reference unit to clearly understand the aggregation of livestock from various species, age and genetic diversity perspectives. Goat production contributions and challenges to food security are also discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Prospects and strategies of genetic resources. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 86) Reproduction management. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 106) Nutritional management. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 137) Health management. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 199) Herd management. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 220) Production system characterization and development. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 255) Goat products supply chains. Author(s): Rout, P. K. Kumar, A. Behera, B. K.

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