Upgrading Stock Genetics: Breeding Systems

goat tooth exam

Upgrading Stock Genetics: Breeding Systems   To support the ongoing breeding program, trainings and hands-on demonstrations were provided on genetics and nutrition for students at the Centre d’Apprentissage Agricole Samanko,... Read More

GPS Mapping

GPS Mapping Matt McIntosh focused on GPS tracking of sedentary small ruminant herds to understand livestock grazing patterns on rangeland and crop fields and included: • Testing a lighter GPS... Read More

Nutrient Rich Molasses Blocks

Sheep testing urea-molasses block

Molasses Blocks from Local Ingredients   Sheep and goat diets in Mali are based on fibrous, low nutrient feeds like mature pastures and crop residues. These feeds are deficient in... Read More

Rainy Season Herding Patterns Poster

GPS Mapping Results in the Niger River Valley

A Preliminary GPS-based Assessment   Smallholder livestock production in Mali's rain-fed agro-pastoral systems is strongly limited by deficient levels of ruminant feeding (Eibils et al. 2015). Crop cycles frequently dictate... Read More