An Introduction to Goat and Sheep Production in The Bahamas
- Aug 10, 2012 - 10:52:34 AM
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...
Why Start a Backyard Garden?
- Jul 31, 2012 - 1:00:00 PM
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...