Socio-economic information for ILCA's small ruminant programme in the Badeku and Eruwa areas, Oyo state, Nigeria. A consultancy report submitted to the International Livestock Centre for Africa, Humid Programme
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Presents the historical overview, current status and future prospects of goat and sheep production in the tropics. The topical aspects discussed include the origin and history of domestication, breeds available in various zones, their reproductive behaviour, breeding methods under use, feeds and feeding systems, diseases and parasites affecting sheep and goats, management techniques which maximize productive efficiency, and processing/marketing of goat and sheep products. Possible production potentials and prospects for increased productivity based on better understanding of goats and sheep are proposed.