Make your own free website on Tripod.com

"HEART OF AFRICA"
Burundi Goat Rehabilitation Project

Alliance Burundaise pour la Coopération et le Développement &
Austrian Help Program

burundigoats@yahoo.com
http://burundigoats.tripod.com

Pour traduction en Français  
Sélectionnez, à gauche:  'English to French'
 

Housing; Plunges; Salt Boxes

Plans for an Elevated Goat House – Kenya, East Africa

Plans for an Elevated Goat House  - Kenya, East Africa

Picture & Plans for a Large Elevated Goat House – Malaysia, S.E. Asia

Picture of a Small Elevated Goat House – Malawi, Southern Africa

Plans for a Small Elevated Goat House – Malaysia, S.E. Asia

Plans for a Small, Non-elevated Goat House – Burundi, Central Africa

Pictures of the Project's Longhouse – Burundi, Central Africa

Plans for a Loose Box Salt / Mineral Feeder

Plans for a Small Ruminant Plunge Dip [for tropical climates]

Sketch of a Kid Dipping Tank [for tropical climates]

Sketch of a Goat Demonstration Yard for use in Extension & Training

 

PLANS FOR AN ELEVATED GOAT HOUSE –Kenya, East Africa

Elevated goat houses offer many advantages in tropical and subtropical areas.  First, they allow manure, urine and debris to drop through the slatted floor, thus removing a major source of disease and parasite infestation.  Second, they are exceptionally easy to clean and maintain, and the waste that falls through is easily collected for garden or other uses. Third, they allow ventilation to pass up / down through the slats.  In areas where winters are cold, chips, straw, plywood or other products can be placed over part of the slatted floor. 

Below are examples of different sizes of elevated houses that are used in Africa and S.E. Asia, as well as several non-elevated houses.

 

ABCD-Goat Boma
- Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Agricultural Information Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

Back to Top

PLANS FOR AN ELEVATED GOAT HOUSE – Kenya, East Africa

    Raised Goat Houses
    Semenye &  Hutchcroft (eds) On Farm Research & Technology for Dual-Purpose Goats. Winrock International  1992.

Back to Top

 

PICTURE & PLANS  FOR AN ELEVATED GOAT HOUSE – Malaysia, S.E. Asia

A large raised goat house used for a commercial herd in Malaysia, S.E. Asia

    Malaysian Raised Goat House
     - Ministry of Agriculture & Extension – Malaysia

Malaysian Raised Goat House Plan-Lg- Ministry of Agriculture & Extension – Malaysia

Back to Top

 

PICTURE OF A SMALL,  ELEVATED GOAT HOUSE – Malawi, Southern Africa

Raised goat house of a small farmer in Malawi, Southern Africa

        -Malawi Goat House6 FAO  - Rome

Plans for a small, elevated goat house similar to the one above – Malaysia, S.E. Asia

    Malaysian Small Goat House
    - Ministry of Agriculture & Extension – Malaysia

Back to Top

PLANS FOR A SMALL, NON-ELEVATED GOAT HOUSE – Burundi, Central Africa

This is a common type of goat house used in Burundi and elsewhere in Africa, made of mud and waddle that is built onto a wood and bamboo frame, with a thatched roof.  Very cheap and easy to repair for resource-poor farmers.

 

Burundi Goat House Plan outside- INADES, Ubworozi Bw'impene, Bujumbura, Burundi

 

Burundi Goat House Plan inside- INADES, Ubworozi Bw'iimpene, Bujumbura, Burundi

 

Back to Top

PICTURES OF THE PROJECT'S LONGHOUSE  – Burundi, Central Africa

 

Buck on Raised Pallet

A Project buck resting on a raised bench similar to the one shown in the above sketch.  The floor of this buck house is spread with an unpalatable type of grass straw, which absorbs urine.  The straw together with droppings are cleaned regularly and placed into a compost for use on the farm.

Does' Longhouse

Project goat housing is built of offcuts and, because of the numbers of goats, is not  raised.  It is entirely closed with an opening in part of the roof for ventilation.  Closed construction  is for security reasons, following several thefts by rebels of over 40 of the Project's best foundation and multiplication stock in 2003.

Goats on pallet

The interior of the longhouse has packed sand floors on which pallets – as seen here – are placed at night and then raised in the morning for cleaning.   This is a CAG doe with her ½ CAG – ½ Alpine buckling.

Back to Top

PLANS FOR A LOOSE SALT / MINERAL FEEDER

Throughout most of the developing world goats are not given salt or minerals but rely on the mineral and salt intake from forage, as well as from naturally-occurring mineral deposits and salt licks.  Given favorable soil composition, shrubs, trees and long-rooted grasses can pump up large amounts of minerals and thus it is generally when goats are  kept under artificial circumstances, such as in zero-grazing or in grass pastures, that minerals need to be given.  Here is a simple plan for a wooden salt/mineral box:

ABCD-Mangeoir pour chaux-  Anonymous Extension Sheet, Germany

Back to Top

 PLANS FOR A SMALL RUMINANT PLUNGE DIP

Plunge dips are used widely throughout Africa as a method to control external parasites on large and small ruminants.  While effective, as with methods to control internal parasites it is now being found that external parasites are developing resistance to the chemical products used in dips.  As well, they can pose a significant environmental hazard where the contents are disposed of in ways that contaminate surrounding lands and/or ground water.  They are useful, but  - just as internal worm control chemicals – they need to be knowledgably and carefully used in order to help reduce buildup of parasite resistance..

 

    Sheep & Goat Dip- Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development,
    Agricultural Information Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

 

Back to Top

HOW TO USE A SMALL TANK FOR KID-DIPPING

Tick-borne diseases are a particular hazard for weanlings in the tropics – especially for exotic breeds that may not have genetic resistance to many of these diseases.  Consequently, many extension agencies recommend dipping or spraying weanlings, although in some areas – such as South Africa – decades of dipping and spraying is resulting in genetic resistance to these chemical substances.

 

Kid Dipping

A Small tank can be used for dipping kids

- Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Agricultural Information Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

 

Back to Top

 

SKETCH OF A GOAT DEMONSTRATION YARD FOR USE IN EXTENSION & TRAINING

Demonstration farms are often built by agricultural extension agencies in Africa, the Middle East and Asia to use in training local farmers.  This sketch shows a demonstration farm that was built in Kenya, East Africa.  The collection of rain water into a tank on the right side of the dip tank roof is commonly used by farms in Kenya and elsewhere in the tropics, and provide large amounts of clean water during the rainy season that can be stored for future use.

 

Layout of a demonstration farm for training of small farmers
- Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Agricultural Information Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

Back to Top

 

Back To Project Training & Technical Documents

Back To Home

 

 


people have visited this site

Copyright © 2004 Burundigoats  All Rights Reserved