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Cover for Goat production and supply chain management in the tropics.

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...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Goat products supply chains.

This chapter deals with the supply chain management of diversified products derived from goats (e.g. goat milk, goat meat and transgenic goat products). In addition, the chapter explains how supply chain management serves as a baseline for information for the government, private sector and industry ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prospects and strategies of genetic resources.

This chapter explains how to improve the production performance of goats using different breeding methods. Breeding strategies can produce highly adaptable goats suitable to a variety of local agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic statuses and market demands. The availability of good quality...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutritional management.

This chapter is framed on how to manage the nutritional budget for better growth of goats, on the basis of market demand. The provision of the required level of energy in goats is an unavoidable part of maintaining a healthy herd. Protein is one of the basic units for the building blocks of cells....

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

An overview on small ruminant species (sheep and goat), sheep and goat production (meat, milk, milk products, fibre, wool, mohair, cashmere, lanolin and leather), ectoparasites infesting small ruminants and skin environment is given. Focus is given on the effects of ectoparasitic infestation on the ...

Author(s)
Bates, P.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845936648)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Goat meat production and quality.

This book focuses on the most important areas of goat meat production. It is divided into 15 chapters discussing the role of genetics, breeding, reproduction and nutrition in producing good quality, profitable goat meat. The mineral, amino acid and fatty acid composition of goat meat is also...

Author(s)
Mahgoub, O.; Kadim, I.; Webb, E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938499)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Overview of the global goat meat sector.

This chapter gives an overview of the goat meat sector. It describes the current situation of the goat as a meat animal and gives an account of goat populations throughout the world and their distribution by region in different continents, as well as the countries with the highest goat populations. ...

Author(s)
Mahgoub, O.; Kadim, I. T.; Lu, C. D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Carcass traits of hardy tropical goats.

The purpose of this chapter is to review the fitness and meat production potential of hardy indigenous goats compared with modern single-purpose breeds, which are widely used in the developing tropics and need modern methods of husbandry. Meat production is discussed based on the reproductive...

Author(s)
Alexandre, G.; Mahgoub, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproductive efficiency for increased meat production in goats.

This chapter addresses ways of improving reproductive efficiency in meat goats by reviewing data from highly specialized and less intensive production systems. The main features of doe reproductive biology and buck reproductive physiology are described. The strategies to manipulate reproduction for ...

Author(s)
Rekik, M.; Ben Salem, I.; Lassoued, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938499)
Type
Book chapter

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