Small stock nutrition and production 420

Module code KVK 420
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites RPL 320, VGE 301, VKU 250 and VKU 260
Contact time 4 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Double Medium
Academic organisation Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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