Sheep and Goat Production

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AAS 404

The biology of sheep and goats: genetic diversity, roles and relative economic importance of each in different regions, countries and various production systems. Distributions and production systems in Kenya. Sheep and goat behaviors. Mutton and wool production, flock husbandry (breeding, feeding system, housing and health management). Wool harvesting, grading and processing. Goat meat and milk production: Meat goat breeding, feeding, housing and health management, under different production systems, including intensive systems. Dairy goat breeding, feeding, housing and herd-health management, under different production systems, including intensive systems. Goat meat and milk products and their value.

Course Hours: 
45

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