International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 265

Full Length Research Paper

Goat farmers’ production objectives and trait preferences in the North West province of South Africa: An approach to identify selection criteria for community-based breeding program

Thobile Fortunate Mtshali
  • Thobile Fortunate Mtshali
  • Agricultural Research Council, Vegetable and Ornamental Plants, Private Bag X293 Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
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Olivia Ntanganedzeni Mapholi
  • Olivia Ntanganedzeni Mapholi
  • College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of South Africa, Florida Campus, Private Bag X6, Florida, 1710, South Africa.
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Keabetswe Tebogo Ncube
  • Keabetswe Tebogo Ncube
  • Discipline of Genetics, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, South Africa.
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Edgar Farai Dzomba
  • Edgar Farai Dzomba
  • Discipline of Genetics, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, South Africa.
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Tlou C. Matelele
  • Tlou C. Matelele
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Genetic Resources, Private Bag X973, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa.
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T. C. Chokoe
  • T. C. Chokoe
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Genetic Resources, Private Bag X973, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa.
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T. D. Mphahlele
  • T. D. Mphahlele
  • Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Genetic Resources, Private Bag X973, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa.
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Farai Catherina Muchadeyi
  • Farai Catherina Muchadeyi
  • Agricultural Research Council, Biotechnology Platform, Private Bag X5, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa.
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Khanyisile Hadebe
  • Khanyisile Hadebe
  • Agricultural Research Council, Biotechnology Platform, Private Bag X5, Onderstepoort, 0110, South Africa.
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  •  Received: 05 October 2020
  •  Accepted: 30 December 2020
  •  Published: 30 April 2021

How to cite this article

APA /
Mtshali, T. F., Mapholi, O. N., Ncube, K. T., Dzomba, E. F., Matelele, T. C., Chokoe, T. C., Mphahlele, T. D., Muchadeyi, F. C., & Hadebe, K. (2021). Goat farmers’ production objectives and trait preferences in the North West province of South Africa: An approach to identify selection criteria for community-based breeding program. International Journal of Livestock Production, 12(2), 64-75.
Chicago /
Thobile Fortunate Mtshali, Olivia Ntanganedzeni Mapholi, Keabetswe Tebogo Ncube, Edgar Farai Dzomba, Tlou C. Matelele, T. C. Chokoe, T. D. Mphahlele, Farai Catherina Muchadeyi and Khanyisile Hadebe. "Goat farmers’ production objectives and trait preferences in the North West province of South Africa: An approach to identify selection criteria for community-based breeding program." International Journal of Livestock Production 12, no. 2 (2021): 64-75.
MLA /
Thobile Fortunate Mtshali, et al. "Goat farmers’ production objectives and trait preferences in the North West province of South Africa: An approach to identify selection criteria for community-based breeding program." International Journal of Livestock Production 12.2 (2021): 64-75.