Smallstock Demo Farm Success
Summer and the rains have come to CCB’s Ghanzi camp and with it 20 goat kids frolicking about. CCB maintains a small goat herd to help demonstrate predator safe farming techniques. Our small group of 13 does were visited by a ram generously donated by Brahm Ventor of Albra Boer Goats. The resulting goat kids, 15 of which are female, are all healthy and strong. They are currently being kept in our predator proof kraal, with their mothers going out to feed during the day. The kids will be kept in the kraal for a month to 6 weeks before they start spending the day out in the veldt with their mothers under the close supervision of our livestock guarding dogs. These simple methods greatly reduce the chance of losses due to predators, and therefore reduce conflict with farmers. CCB works hard to promote these techniques to farmers to not only reduce human predator conflict but increase farm productivity.
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