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Improved small stock production – collaboration between scientist and producer

D. Wentzel

Agricultural Research Institute of the Karoo Region, Middelburg 

Small stock production in South Africa is practised under a variety of conditions, each of which demands specific management inputs, disease control programmes, specific types of animals, and economic considerations. Improved small stock production involves close cooperation between the animal scientist and the producer. Examples of this are discussed with reference to the mohair industry. Problems relating to abortion, losses during cold spells, and poor growth in young animals lead to research which provides practical solutions to these problems.

S. Afr. J. Anim. Sci. 1986, 16: 123 -126



South African Journal of Animal Science 1986, 16(3)