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An Introduction to Goat and Sheep Production in The Bahamas - Aug 10, 2012 - 10:52:34 AM

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This is an introductory article on small ruminant production. In future articles, specific issues relating to goat and sheep production in The Bahamas will be addressed.

Between 1981 and 1983, 53 percent of the sheep and 94 of the goat population were raised in the developing countries. During this period, sheep and goat production in The Bahamas was significantly lower than in previous periods.

Sheep and goats are classified as medium sized herbivores, medium sized ruminants or small ruminants. “Sheep and goats are the principal...
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Why Start a Backyard Garden? - Jul 31, 2012 - 1:00:00 PM

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In a world where there are more than a billion people on the planet, it is becoming the norm to think about the possibility of a food shortage.  What if, by some stretch of the imagination, sometime in the future grocery stores aren’t able to keep up with the demand for food?  Enter Backyard Farming, an initiative which has recently been formally reintroduced to the Bahamas in an effort to encourage more farming and making each household more self reliant.

In all honesty, it would not take much for the above scenario to become a harsh reality for Grand Bahama, indeed, the entire Bahamas, as we do heavily rely on the importation of more than 80% of our food source...
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