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Small Stock Mananagement Practices
Small Stock Management Practices

The sheep and goat kept in Botswana, to a hot, often dry, environment with cold winter nights and have developed resistance to local diseases and parasites such as tick-bone disease (notable heartwater) and internal parasites. In this environment, the survival and production of the Tswana breeds is better than that of imported breeds such as boer goats and Dorper sheep.

In Botswana, controlled breeding is generally not practiced, however, most kidding and lamping occurs in the winter/dry season (July to September). Does kidding in May/June have significantly higher reproductive rates than those kidding in October/November but mortality rates from birth to weaning are significantly higher in kids born in May/June.

For more information about small stock management practices open the link below:

 Small Stock Management Prctices   (PDF)

Small Stock Section

Department of Animal Production

P/ Bag 003

Gaborone

Telephone: 3689615

 

 

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