A global view of small ruminant production gives a fascinating and truly global insight into the daily lives of vets, livestock keepers and the sheep and goats in their care. Featuring over 400 images and accompanying texts from over 50 countries, this collection was first displayed at the 9th International Sheep Veterinary Congress in Harrogate in 2017.
To participate in this book, contact Prof. Sándor Kukovics, the Academic Editor at email@example.com.
About the book
There are several papers published about goats kept and bred around the world, but a breed inventory covering goat breeds on various continents (and countries) is missing. We propose to create this book.
Goats (Capra) will be very useful for people interested in goats. Along with an inventory, there will be summarized information about why these goats were bred, their products, and what kinds of developments in targeting better meat, milk, hair, pelt, and skin production have been carried out until now.
Produced by: Mdukatshani, HPSA, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)
Special thanks to Marisia Geraci, IGA's Country Representative for South Africa for sharing this information.
How to use this book
The aim of this book is to assist owners of indigenous goats with extensive farming systems. It looks at ways to improve the productivity of their herds. It is designed to be shared with farmers in a way that allows them to understand how to find their way through the book and how to find the information that they need. It is best if the book is used as part of a capacity building programme being implemented by extension officers and field workers.
There are further training materials to support training farmers with this book. They are available at www.mdukatshani.com, www.hpsa.org.za or www.gapkzn.co.za. These are training modules linked to sections in the book and can be downloaded as pdfs for printing, or as PowerPoint presentations. These training materials reference this book’s sections and pages.
Welfare, Health and Breeding
Editors: Simões, João, Gutiérrez, Carlos
About this book
This book explores the current trends and challenges of sustainable goat meat and milk production in different global contexts, providing valuable insights into this industry in adverse environments like mountain, semiarid and arid regions. It also includes contributions from international experts discussing goat reproduction, genetic diversity and improvement, as well topics such as animal health, welfare, socioeconomic aspects, and many other issues regarding the environmentally friendly and economically viable exploitation of goats.
This is a highly informative book providing scientific insight for readers with an interest in sustainable agriculture and socio-economic aspects, as well as goat breed conservation, genetic diversity, and veterinary care. These subjects are complemented in a second volume providing a detailed description of more than 40 indigenous goat breeds and several ecotypes found in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.
Utilizando Buenas Prácticas Ganaderas
Autor: Clara Viviana Rúa Bustamante, Miembro de IGA
Investigador Master y Zootecnista, Coordinación de Innovación Regional, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (CORPOICA), Augustin Codazzzi, Cesar, Colombia
La leche de cabra y derivados, se consideran una fuente de proteína animal de alta calidad nutricional, excelente alternativa para los programas de seguridad alimentaria y fuente de ingresos en sistemas de producción diversificados; es una especie que favorece la participación de mano de obra femenina; es una especie la cual, además de la leche, se puede realizer un buen aprovechamiento de productos y subproductos (piel, heces, visceras). La construcción del presente manual constituye un aporte para el desarrollo y mejoramiento de los sistemas de producción de leche de cabra en el departamento de Antioquia y en Colombia.
La Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural de Antioquia, en su Plan de Desarrollo y su Programa de Fomento a la Producción Agropecuaria Sostenible; plantea el apoyo y promoción de prácticas responsables y amigables con el ambiente, apoyando proyectos que involucren los conceptos de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas –BPA y Buenas Prácticas de Manufactura- BPM. Es así como se han venido realizando alianzas con entidades y profesionales independientes de gran experiencia en diferentes sistemas de producción agropecuarios, para el desarrollo de manuales de actualización tecnológica, en este caso de producción de leche de cabra utilizando Buenas Prácticas Ganaderas –BPG.
Con este MANUAL TÉCNICO DE PRODUCCIÓN DE LECHE DE CABRA, UTILIZANDO BUENAS PRÁCTICAS GANADERAS, se pretende dar a conocer y difundir los aspectos básicos para la crianza de cabras lecheras. Se incluyen aspectos técnicos y prácticos que han demostrado ser eficaces bajo los diversos sistemas de producción del país. Diseñado para ser utilizado por capricultores que están o se inician en la actividad caprina, por estudiantes, técnicos y profesionales que deseen conocer y aprender sobre el tema.
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Global Cheesemaking Technology: Cheese Quality and Characteristics reviews cheesemaking practices, and describes cheeses and the processes from which they are manufactured. In addition, the book examines new areas to stimulate further research in addition to the already established knowledge on the scientific principles on cheesemaking.
Part I provides an account on the history of cheese, factors influencing the physicochemical properties, flavour development and sensory characteristics, microbial ecology and cheese safety, traceability and authentication of cheeses with protected labels, and traditional wooden equipment used for cheesemaking, while an overview of the cheesemaking process is also presented.
Part II describes 100 global cheeses from 17 countries, divided into 13 categories. The cheeses described are well-known types produced in large quantities worldwide, together with some important locally produced, in order to stimulate scientific interest in these cheese varieties. Each category is presented in a separate chapter with relevant research on each cheese and extensive referencing to facilitate further reading.
Purpose of this book
The aim of this book is to assist owners of indigenous goats with extensive farming systems. It looks at ways to improve the productivity of their flocks. It is designed to be shared with farmers in a way that allows them to understand how to find their way through the book and how to find the information that they need. It is best if the book is part of a capacity building programme being implemented by extension officers and field workers.
There are further training materials to support training farmers on this book. They are available at www.mdukatshani.com or www.heifer.org.za. These are training modules linked to sections in the book and are in downloadable .pdf for printing or a downloadable PowerPoint presentation.
The First Edition of the Dairy Goat Production Handbook from Langston University has been published and is now available. The breadth and depth of topics and information included in this book will serve all dairy goat producers from those persons who raise and milk only a few does in their backyard to producers operating a large commercial dairy. Upon perusing the book, the reader will see that experts in all areas of production were invited to author chapters. Excellent pictures and charts accompany the narrative of each chapter. Production of safe, wholesome dairy goat milk and milk products is the aim of all dairy goat producers. The editors and authors hope that this handbook serves to assist in fulfilling that aim.
Sheep and goat enterprises offer diversification opportunities for small and limited-resource farmers. This Small Ruminant Toolbox was developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) in order to provide a collection of information for small ruminant producers and educators. The Small Ruminant Toolbox includes many publications, presentations and other resources that will be helpful to small ruminant producers.
You can download the Toolbox from Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education.
Or download the Small Ruminant Resource Manual
Raising Goats for Milk and Meat is now available for FREE as a PDF.
Heifer International is pleased to present Raising Goats for Milk and Meat. This introductory handbook provides an experience-based training model on the basic care and management of dairy and meat goats.
Also available in Spanish, Crianza de Cabra para leche y carne.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.