GOAT PRODUCTION - Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  08/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 9 lessons in this course: 1. Nature and Scope of Goat Production • Introduction and History • Biological Terminology • Uses of Goats and Goat Production • Goats Breeds Overview • Introduction to Farm Systems • Keeping a Buck • Truths and Myths about Goats • Goat Psychology • Social Structure 2. Goat Breeds and Breeding • Dairy Goats • Saanen • Toggenburg • British Alpine • Anglo-Nubian • Fleece Goats • Angoras • Cashmere • Meat Goats • Boer Goats • Spanish Goats • Savannas • Kiko • Myotonic • Goat Skin • Black Bengal • Garganica • Pet Goats • Australian Miniature • Nigerian Dwarf • African Pygmy • Feral Goats • Selection and Breeding General Objectives • Reproductive System Anatomy • Puberty • Breeding Season • Flock Mating • Pen Mating • Hand Mating • Reproduction Control Methods • Synchronisation of Oestrus • Out of Breeding Season • Superovulation • Artificial Insemination • Genetics and Selection • Understanding Genes 3. Feeds and Nutrition • Feeding • Forage • Hay • Haylage • Straw • Wild Plants • Concentrates • By-products • Minerals • Feeding Strategies • Feeding for milk production • Feeding for meat production 4. Health Management • Health Problems • Ecopathology • Signs of Good Health • Bacterial and Viral Diseases • Clostridial Diseases • Johne’s Disease (Paratuberculosis) • Listeriosis • Soremouth • Slow viruses • Parasites • Accidents, Emergencies and First Aid • Control of Bleeding • Tear wounds or lacerations • Electric Shock • Snake bites • Fractures • Poisoning • Abortion and Genital Processes • Chlamidiosis • Q Fever • Listeriosis • Leptospirosis • Toxoplasmosis • Ketosis • Digestive Problems • Bloat • Choking • Acidosis • Respiratory problems • White Muscle Diseases • Pinkeye • Urinary Calculi • Mastitis • Metritis • Sanitary Policy of Infectious Goats • Choosing a Vet 5. General Husbandry - Housing, Fencing, Grooming • Space Requirements • Housing and Fencing • Grazing and Pasture Management • Free Range • Intensive Confinement • Combination System • Grazing Methods • How Much Grazing • Other Areas That Can Be Utilised For Grazing • Hoof care • Disbudding • Dehorning • Tattooing • Vaccination • Worming • Grooming and Hair Care 6. Kids and Kidding • Hygiene during delivery • The delivery • Parturition/Birth • Care of a newborn kid • Early feeding • Weaning • Castration 7. Dairy Production • Milk Production • Lactation Curve • Quality and Composition • Compositions of goat's milk • Protein • Fat • Lactose • Ash • Vitamins • Factors of variation • Breeds and production systems • Age and lactation number • Different types of cheese 8. Meat and Fibre Production • Fibre Production • Mohair • Annual Management of Angora Flock • Mohair Production • Cashmere • Annual Management of a cashmere flock • Cashmere Production • Meat Production • Management of meat flock • Slaughter terminology • Carcass quality and grading • Leather production 9. Goat Farm Management • On the Farm - Buildings and Structures • Goat shelters • Farming production systems • Keeping records • Goat Management • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation • Farm Safety • Duty of care (employer and employer duties) • Lifting and manual handling • Protective Equipment • Dealing with chemicals • Storage and disposal of chemicals • Handling tools and machinery • Safety Audit • Marketing your products • Advertising your stock • Where you can sell Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Agriculture/GOAT-PRODUCTION-BAG223-738.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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