|Module code||KVK 420|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Specialised small stock and game nutrition. Principles of creep feeding, drought feeding, winter and supplementary feeding. Feeding pen nutrition and final nutritional preparation of lambs. Influence of nutrition on wool, pelts and mohair. Fodder-flow planning. Small stock management, making arrangements for shearing and prepararing sheds and equipment, pens, dipping, drinking and feeding facilities. Preparation and marketing of hides, wool, mohair and karakul. Lambing seasons and herd management. Management programmes for the production of wool, meat, karakul pelt and mohair according to the particular ecological region and for conditions of drought. Herd health programmes. Practical work: Formulation of lowest cost rations and practical work with small ruminants.
|Prerequisites||RPL 320, VGE 320, VKU 250 and VKU 260|
|Contact time||4 lectures per week, 1 practical per week|
|Language of tuition||Afrikaans and English are used in one class|
|Department||Animal and Wildlife Sciences|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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