Nutrition

  • ZINC Deficiency in Angora GoatsAngora goats are the most efficient fibre producing animal. Keratin being a major component of the fibre requires certain critical minerals, Zinc (Zn) being one of them.
    Monday, 26th November 2018
  • Copper Deficiency in Angora GoatsCOPPER DEFICIENCY IN ANGORA GOATS
    Monday, 26th November 2018
  • Cobalt, Vit B12Cobalt (Co) deficiency in Angora goats is seldom seen largely due to the use of lucerne (good cobalt source) in many Angora goat production systems.
    Monday, 26th November 2018
  • Milk production by the Angora EweKid survival is dependent on a number of factors (excluding predators). Milk production by the ewe is an important factor in kid survival and growth. Angora goat ewes are naturally poor milk producers.
    Thursday, 1st November 2018
  • Amino Acid requirements for Mohair fibre growthAngora goats are the most efficient animals in producing fibre. The genotype determines the fibre producing capacity by the number density of the hair follicles.
    Thursday, 1st November 2018
  • Feeding Ewes in Good Seasons - Is it Economical?Many kids die in the period just prior to birth up till approximately seven days after birth. Research has shown that up to 80 percent of these mortalities are associated with the ewe's nutrition during the last few weeks before kidding and the first...
    Thursday, 26th April 2018
  • BST use in Angora GoatsBovine somatotropin (bST), also known as bovine growth hormone, is an animal drug used to increase milk production in dairy cows.
    Thursday, 26th April 2018
  • The Effect on Mohair ProductionNUTRITION- The Effect on Mohair Production
    Thursday, 26th April 2018
  • Growth Rate of Angora KidsText Extracted from research by Gretha Snyman, Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute
    Wednesday, 21st March 2018
  • Importance of METHIONINE in Angora goatsThe importance of specific nutrients affecting mohair production has not been established in Angora goats, apart from one study showing that mohair growth responded to parenteral supplementation with methionine.
    Tuesday, 6th February 2018
  • Urea PoisoningUrea poisoning can occur when Angora goats take in excess amounts through a lick or if a lick gets wet (urea dissolves easily in water).
    Tuesday, 24th October 2017
  • Botulism 'lamsiekte'Botulism in Angora goats is seldom diagnosed but has been seen in the Karoo where goats have been fed chicken litter. It is intoxication and not an infection and follows ingestion of decomposed organic matter mostly of animal origin. There are 7 type...
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Copper Toxicity 'Geelsiekte'Copper (Cu) toxicity may occur in the Karoo particularly in iron ‘ysterklip’ dolomite veld as well as on planted pastures. Angora goats are much less prone to toxicity than sheep  so toxicity is rare.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Polioencephalomalacia (PEM) Vit B1 (Thiamine) deficiencyPolioencephalomalacia (PEM) - caused by Vit B1 (Thiamine) deficiency simply literally means softening of the brain.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
  • Is supplementing Selenium (Se) in Angora goats justified?Angora goat farmers often ask me whether supplementing Selenium (Se) is cost effective?
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017

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