Some aspects of livestock production in Ghana

a symposium sponsored by the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon, 26th March, 1971.

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  • Livestock -- Ghana.
LC ClassificationsSF55.G48 S66 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 85 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :
Number of Pages85
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Open LibraryOL1583507M
LC Control Number91108481

used by producers for cattle production. Nutritionists help formulate feeding programs for beef cattle. Feedlot operators manage all aspects of the process of feeding cattle for slaughter. Livestock extension specialists provide producers with support and information concerning all aspects of beef production from marketing to herd health. Among these four types of livestock, cattle production is the lowest in Ghana although the trend of production has increased over the years In Burkina Faso, cattle production is also lower than goats and sheep 27 but still higher than that of Ghana. Although other livestock types such as pigs, camels and horses are also reared in the study. In Ghana, the Agriculture sector growth rates declined from percent in to percent in Of all the agriculture activities the livestock subsector recorded the highest growth of percent in [].The piggery sector which contributes to household income, is one of the fast growing sectors of the livestock industry because of increase in pork consumption [6,7]. The livestock industry in the Northern region of Ghana has been struggling to survive for the past 10 years because there are inadequate resources and services in the area. Information on animal health, and on the nutritional needs of small ruminants such as goats and sheep, as well as supplements and veterinary services for many rural farmers.

Rice is one of Ghana's major food staples, but one in which the country is food insecure, with consumption exceeding domestic production and importing 66% of rice consumed. The economic cost of depending on imported rice is high and on the rise. Between and , the amount spent on imported rice rose from USD million to USD billion.   With adequate rainfall, plentiful vegetation and a low pest population, Ghana’s Northern Savannah Ecological Zone is an optimal environment for cattle production. Despite this prime landscape, livestock production in Ghana has remained low. Insufficient or otherwise absent livestock policies, uninformed ranching practices and lack of funding are among the many factors responsible . The region holds 75% of the nation’s cattle, 54% sheep, 57% goats, 55% pigs. An estimated 89% of the farmers in Nnorthern Ghana rear livestock as well crops. Over a third of the income of farm families is derived from livestock production. However, livestock development in this area is challenged by diseases and high mortality. Cattle forms an integral part of the livestock industry in Ghana, for the purpose of mainly beef and in some cases milk production (Okanta ). In some communities, cattle are also used as a source of labour for farming.

production in winter rainfall and high summer rainfall areas, to cattle ranching in the bushveld and sheep farming in the more arid regions. Climate­soil combinations leave only 12% of the country suitable for the production of rain­fed crops. With only 3% considered truly fertile land, South Africa falls short of other countries, such as In­.   The livestock sector is a major environmental polluter, the authors said, noting that much of the world's pastureland has been degraded by grazing or feed production, and that many forests have. Poultry books give you the knowledge to get the most out of your poultry, keeping them healthy and increasing the yields and quality of both meat and eggs. 5m Books is a specialist agricultural book supplier and us such our poultry books provide comprehensive and scientifically derived knowledge about poultry keeping, whether for the large farm, the smallholder or the hobby poultry keeper. The Study on “Development of Improved Infrastructure and Technology for Rice Production in Africa Masterplan Study on the Oil Palm Industry in Ghana National Agriculture Investment Plan (IFJ).

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Table Systematics of Livestock Production/Keeping Systems In Ghana Table Regulations in the Livestock some policies have been designed at specific times for some components in the livestock sub-sector, but these are scattered in different documents thus making it difficult to find them.

Given the dynamic socio-cultural File Size: KB. LIVESTOCK SECTOR BRIEF | GHANA FAO AGAL 3 Contribution of different species to total livestock units 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% % Meat production and consumption in Ghana 61 Breeds of cattle in Ghana 63 Origin and distribution of cattle in Ghana 64 Livestock population statistics 66 Characteristics of cattle in Ghana 68 Physical characteristics 68 Adaptive (survival) characteristics 73.

Animal and Meat Production in Ghana-An Overview. Environmental degradation in the Northern Savanna of Ghana would appear to be well advanced by comparison with other countries in the Sudano-Sahelian zone. The reasons for this would appear to be; a) Frequent widespread bush fires b) Uncontrolled firewood cutting and charcoal production c) Absence of restraints on animal browsing.

The main aim of this book is to improve the planning base for livestock development in Africa. 3 Livestock Production Systems and their Development 63 3 Livestock Functions 68 Management Aspects XII. Production and Productivity 79 5. 1 Range Production and Carrying Capacity 79 5.

2 Livestock Productivity 81 5. Inlivestock production index for Ghana was index. Livestock production index of Ghana increased from index in to index in growing at an average Some aspects of livestock production in Ghana book rate of %.

Livestock production index includes meat and milk from all sources, dairy products such as cheese, and eggs, honey, raw silk, wool, and hides and skins. = On ad-libitum feeding, dry matter intake (DMI) was strongly correlated (P = ; r = ) with CH4 production (L d-1), and accounted for 64% of daily variation in CH4 production.

Agriculture in Ghana consists of a variety of agricultural products and is an established economic sector, and provides employment on a formal and informal basis. Ghana produces a variety of crops in various climatic zones which range from dry savanna to wet forest and which run in east–west bands across Ghana.

Agricultural crops, including yams, grains, cocoa, oil palms, kola nuts, and. Some of the most limiting factors are listed and discussed as follow: Nutrition and Feed Supplies: The provision of feed that is adequate both in quality and quantity and accessible to animals all year round is the most outstanding problem of livestock production in the tropics.

The natural range resources that form the primary source of. Livestock production, economics and trade; environmental protection and economic growth. The paper proposes key actions for improving different aspects of livestock systems so that the positive roles outweigh the negatives.

the share of income from livestock grew by 75% in Ghana between andby % in Vietnam between and. related to smallholder livestock production systems around the globe. The book is written for academic professionals, industry experts, government of-ficials and other scholars interested in the facts and issues concerning the contribution of livestock to the social and economic progress of developing countries.

different aspects of livestock systems so that the positive. Livestock production in the developing world occurs in a. from livestock grew by 75% in Ghana between and kg meat, per annum.

(WPS Year Book ). The World average is eggs and kg meat, respectively. The Government of Ghana in the ’s identified poultry production as the greatest potential for addressing the acute shortfall in the supply of animal protein and job creation, and established an integrated poultry project in Accra.

Management Strategies for Sustainable Cattle Production in Southern Pastures is a practical resource for scientists, students, and stakeholders who want to understand the relationships between soil-plant interactions and pasture management strategies, and the resultant performance of cow-calf and stocker cattle.

This book illustrates the importance of matching cattle breed types and plant. Livestock Economics Marketing & Business Management INTRODUCTION Livestock Economics is a discipline that provides a comprehensive range of Economic skills and Techniques tailored to the specific requirements of the livestock sector.

The service range reflects the diversity of the Economics discipline spanning both quantitative and qualitative analytical methods as diverse as disease. Livestock production and marketing. The livestock sector is an important subsector of Ethiopia’s economy in terms of its contributions to both agricultural value-added and national gross domestic product (GDP).

Between /96 and /06, the livestock subsector’s share averaged 24 perc. / minor season; and conclusions and some recommendations. Ghana agricultural production survey (GAPS) sampling design Consistent with surveys of this nature, a three stage multi-sampling design was used for the pilot minor season survey.

The survey also used clustering and stratification approach for the design. Poultry, Meat, Broiler Production, Supply, and Demand Table Production Post estimates that Ghana’s MY domestic broiler meat production will continue to be stagnant with a minimal increase of six percent to 35, tons, compared to the previous year.

Ingovernment statistics noted that the. This is about the most common and perhaps most hyped form of livestock farming in Nigeria at the present. It is estimated that five out of every ten Nigerians consume catfish on a weekly basis, meaning that at the very least 75 million catfish are bought and consumed every week in.

Statistics suggest that % of Ghana’s rural population manage some livestock. The data implies that about million households partly depend on livestock for their livelihood (Ghana Statistical Service ). Despite such significant contribution of livestock production to Ghana’s economy, efforts to incr ease smallholder.

Dairy Cattle and Veal Production • Page 4 Dairy Cattle and Veal Production Introduction T he dairy industry in the United States has changed dramatically over the past 75 years. Since the s the number of dairy farms in the country has dropped from over 4 million facilities to about 65 thousand farms.

The total number of dairy cows in. Intensive Livestock Farming discusses the process of breeding cattle and the products it provides. It describes the developments in calf production.

The book identifies the intensive systems of milk production. The technology involved in the production of beef is covered in some chapters of the text. Ghana is a major producer of cocoa in the world and relies heavily on the crop for foreign exchange revenue.

However, production declined since the mids, reaching its lowest level in Although production has increased consistently since the mids, it still is less than the level attained in the mids.

Livestock farming, raising of animals for use or for this article, the discussion of livestock includes both beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, buffalo, and camels; the raising of birds commercially for meat or eggs (i.e., chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, and squabs) is treated further information on dairy cattle breeds.

Admission of Candidates for three month intensive training in Vegetable Production under Greenhouse and Irrigation Technology Enhancing Small-Scale Aquaculture Towards Agribusiness Development Ban on imports of Day-Old Chicks, Hatching Eggs, Frozen.

Livestock utilizes one-third of global cropland for animal feed production, is responsible for 72 percent of deforestation, and as a sector consumes 32 percent of global freshwater (Herrero, ).

The water used by the livestock sector is over 8 percent of global human water use (Steinfeld et al., ). GDP From Agriculture in Ghana decreased to GHS Million in the second quarter of from GHS Million in the first quarter of GDP From Agriculture in Ghana averaged GHS Million from untilreaching an all time high of GHS Million in the fourth quarter of and a record low of GHS Million in the fourth quarter of sugar, etc [17].

According to the report of the same production for food and income [23]. In some areas, dung source, out of the total annual livestock products, % is also used as a fuel; and dung is also used as fertilizer of milk, % of butter, % of cheese, % of and building material is often a marketable commodity.

Revolution Reconsidered: Evolving Perspectives on Livestock Production and Consumption; Cases. Through a case study in Ghana, we looked at how the idea of a Livestock Revolution is discussed and acted on by people involved in the poultry industry – from regulators, governments and NGOs, to farmers and businesses producing poultry and eggs.

Livestock contributes directly to the livelihoods and food security of almost a billion people and affects the diet and health of many more. With estimated standing populations of billion cattle, billion sheep and goats, billion pigs, and billion chickens, reliable and accessible information on the distribution and abundance of livestock is needed for a many reasons.Worldwide more human beings gain their livelihood from agriculture than any other endeavor; the majority are self-employed subsistence farmers living in the tropics [citation needed].While growing food for local consumption is the core of tropical agriculture, cash crops (normally crops grown for export) are also included in the definition.

When people discuss the tropics, it is normal to use.Cattle, Cows, Extension, Management, Production Introduction The Census of Agriculture noted that 40 percent of U.S.

farms had sales of cattle and calves, making it the single most prevalent enterprise on farms nationwide (USDA/NASS).

Approximately 80 percent of the farms with beef cows had fewer than 50 cows. The National.