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|Title: ||Viabilidade de produção intensiva de gado caprino|
|Authors: ||Pereira, Mário Miguel Gamito Tojinha|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Abstract: ||The present study aims to assess the viability of an intensive farm of goat herds.
For this was created a standard farm, in intensive system, whose main production is the milk
but the product, goat meat, will also be appreciated.
Were defined farm’s operating conditions, bearing in mind that a deeper study, or the
practice, could come to put in question some of the technical options taken, and make clear
the need for change.
The goats are permanently closed into a stable, which will require the construction of 1344
square meters of covered area, providing about 1.5 square meters per animal, and each park
will have an equal area outdoors.
The facilities also include a milking room with a capacity for 24 simultaneous milking goats in,
and a storage capacity of 2110 litres of milk.
About the effective, it will be composed of 600 goats and 20 billy-goats of “Murcianogranadina”
The productive data, of various breeds, were analyzed, particular five Portuguese breeds
and two foreign breeds, but we have chosen “Murciano-granadina” believing that this would
be that would lead to better results.
In terms of labour, farm will have 3 full-time employees, although there are times of large
peaks of work.
Was still defined a standard goat, that will be the mean goat in terms of production and
This goat with about 60 kg bodyweight, which produces 720 litres of milk in 305 days of
lactation, being dry 60 days per year, has 80% of fertility, produces on average 1.8 kid goats
by birth and has interval between births of 1 year.
Milk presents a butyric content of 5.4% and a protein content of 4.1%.
Were defined two different diets, always with the food to the description, one to the lactation
period and another one, poorer, to the dry period.
As for reproductive management, being goats, animals with a very defined reproductive
season, were set up to play 3 times, using induction and synchronization of ruts through the
placement of implants on goats and also on billy-goats. These periods were defined taking
into account the expected developments in the prices of milk and kid goat throughout the
The initial investment to completion of this farm was analyzed based on enquiries request to
companies in their area.
Prices have been attributed, to factors of production to use, based on research done on the domestic market|
|Description: ||Mestrado em Engenharia Agronómica - Economia Agrária e Gestão do Território - Instituto Superior de Agronomia|
|Appears in Collections:||BISA - Dissertações de Mestrado / Master Thesis|
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