Livestock production in central Mali: weight at first conception and ages at first and second parturitions in traditionally managed goats and sheep uri icon

abstract

  • Reports results related to a 4-year study of early reporductive traits in traditionally managed flocks of indigenous goats and sheep under semi-arid conditions; compares animals raised under the irrigated rice system and the rainfed millet system, animals born of young, middle aged and old dams, seasons of birth (cold, hot, rain) and type of birth (single, twin or tripled) to assess the effects on weight at first conception and ages at first and second parturitions

publication date

  • 1983

geographic focus