Overview for Goat Production and Health Management
Goats have a bright future as a domestic animal because of ite continued and generation of new information to maintain this species in a more sustainable and profitable manner. Goat farming requires less capital to start and maintain than cattle or buffalo farming. Goat also has a higher reproductive rate as compared to cattle or buffaloes. Goat can sustain itself on marginal lands where other species of livestock may not even survive.
The book has put emphasis on goat production in India but lot of information from world over is mentioned, Goats have been a major part of the research and development programmes aimed at proverty alleviation via the use of small ruminants. Research is of little use if its results are not disseminated and this book is part of the strategy for the dissemination and promotion of the research results to ensue that poor and under-resourced farmers benefit. The publication is expected to provide a useful references source for all those who are interested in goats.
S.K. Jindal (Author)
S.K. Jindal Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Physiology, Reproduction and shelter Management, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India.