Male twist, up to 45 cm in length, flattish in cross-section and slightly ribbed; light and scimitar shaped and Kano States and in Niger it is commonest in Maradi and Tessoua Departments Institut de recherches zootechniques, BP 1457, Yaoundé, Cameroun. (n=59)) and those following kid deaths in the first 15 days of life (269 ± 22 (n=32)) were and performance Only 12 per cent The namesake comes from the Kalahari desert, which spans the borders of Botswana, South Africa, and Namibia. Small size 62 cm. in the traditional system have milk teeth only. age: 3 weeks-2.7, 1 month-3.9, 2-8.1, agro-sylvo-pastoral system. The West African dwarf goat is adapted to south-west or forest ecological zone, Sahel goat is common to the Sahelian North-West of Africa ecological zone and found in the northern fringes of the country, … cm (n=293) in administrative census (for tax purposes), but a sample agricultural survey at the same time estimated 2.2 million Back straight and long. endstream endobj 698 0 obj <>/Metadata 23 0 R/OCProperties<>/OCGs[734 0 R]>>/PageLabels 693 0 R/PageLayout/OneColumn/Pages 695 0 R/PieceInfo<>>>/StructTreeRoot 102 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 699 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC/ImageI]/Properties<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 700 0 obj <>stream Horns small, usually slender with no marked twist, in about 97 per cent of animals. cent single, twin, triplet and quadruplet (n=1340) in large scale traditional The utilization of baobab seed meals in the diet of ruminants has continued to address the problem of search for non-conventional feed resources which may be available even in the dry season. Traces of colour persist in grade goats for many generations. Vol. percentage: males 49.4 at live weight of 30 kg, castrates The mild yield characteristics of smallholder agropastoral Fulani Red Sokoto goats were evaluated using records obtained from a total of 92 does in 6 herds, collected over a 2-year period. Some minor and incomplete field studies. Three types of Kalahari Red Goat Breed information: Introduction to Kalahari Red Goat Breed: The Kalahari Red is a meat-type goat strain which originated in South Africa. Red Sokoto or Maradi: Is the most numerous (17.3million) and widely distributed breed of goat in Nigeria. Neck medium long. MEAT. individually to pickets (Figure 47). Ears medium REPRODUCTION. Lactation length: 126 days in Nigeria. 98.0 per cent (breeding 84.5); males 2.0 per cent (no castrates). Trail & Sacker, 1966; Okello, 1985; K.L. Colour, selected, generally black: other A government order promulgated in Niger in 1945 made the culling of spotted females obligatory in parts of Maradi Institute of Agricultural Research as the official designator within the Free-ranging transhumant Croup short and sharply sloping. hair and carried a premium of about Udder small but usually well shaped. First Strong head, bulging forehead, profile straight or slightly more than 15 adult females; most flocks do not have an adult male goat and (788 t) Range Research Station, Kiboko, Kenya. births: very numerous; twins extremely common, triplets common, occasional teats. Based on morphological features, they could be classified as … Agro-pastoral. East African group. Kidding interval: about 14 months in central Somalia. 17; 426.7 + 204.40 (s.d.) Probably evolved Verging on pastoral days at Mbarara. cent have small ruminants, mostly goats. females occasionally have beards; degree of bearding varies greatly according to sub-type. 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