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Click to edit Master subtitle style Species Lecture Sections What is important to know for each species?
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Topics Included for Each Species Primary roles/purpose of species Demographics – size and distribution Markets and Economic value Production systems/segments/life cycles Management – Housing, Feeding, Reproduction Product/performance quality, grades, etc.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Sheep and Goat Production ANSC 10200 Purdue University
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What’s the difference?? Distinguishing Characteristics Chromosomes Feeding behavior Social Fighting Tails Beards Danger Goats Sheep 60 54 browse graze independent dependent rear & butt charge & butt erect down
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Goat Purposes Most goats are dual or multi-purpose Milk Meat Fiber Work Forage control Pets Goats are very good browsers that convert poor quality forages into product.
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Goat Demographics Goats were the earliest domesticated livestock species (shortly after dogs) ~500,000,000 goats in the world 94% of all goats are in developing countries Asia- 56% Africa- 32% Europe - 3%
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Goat Marketing and Value Less organized market than most other livestock because they are mostly in developing countries US goat milk and meat (cabrito or chevon) producers have few markets to sell their products because it is not consumed as much in US Usually a sheep auction barn or processing plant will have one “goat day” each week
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course ANSC 102 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University.

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