CATEGORY: Agriculture

Milk Goat Production

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Introduction

Audio-visual methodology is aimed at supporting and empowering people involved in the field of agriculture to define, promote, and take full ownership of their own development, as learning is a life-long process.

Skills development is a key driver of socio-economic development. Mainstreaming of agricultural development efforts is crucial to ensure congruence and effective deployment of resources.

Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprise suitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations. Goats, for the most part, are a hardy species that require only basic necessities to survive and produce a quality product.

 

Who Should Enrol

All people involved in the field of agriculture.

 

Course Design

A way to bolster agricultural production is to develop practical agricultural education systems. A powerful way of doing this is through the use of audio-visual modules which is a highly effective and tested methodology to approach, examine, and impart knowledge.

This is a comprehensive series of modules that follow a step-by-step process and can be used in group training or self-study – and are structured according to visual training guidelines. This implies defining most of the terminology used and where necessary, supporting the visual storyline with graphics and animation to enhance the learning process and ensure that sustainable knowledge is gained in the learning process.

These modules are designed to do precisely what they are meant to do – and that is to support skills development.

Online Video Series Supporting Agri Skills Development and Best Farming Practices.

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Management
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Health
  • Hygiene Aspects
  • Handling of the milk
  • Fertility Management
  • Feeding Aspects
  • Young Goat Feeding

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this video series, candidates will be able to have a better understanding of some of the important aspects of Milk Goat Production including the following:

  • Management
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Health
  • Hygiene Aspects
  • Handling of the milk
  • Fertility Management
  • Feeding Aspects
  • Feeding the young goats
  • Milk Goat Operation

Furthermore, get to know some of the breeds like,

  • Alphine
  • Toggenberg
  • Saanen
  • Handling of milk

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