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McPhee, C. (2002) Herding Knowledge. ADRA Mongolia.



A combination of severe drought and cold, known as the dzud, occurs periodically in Mongolia. Two successive dzuds in 2000 and 2001 killed a great number of animals and adversely affected the reproduction of the survivors. The herders suffered severe hardship and the economy of the whole country was badly affected.
This booklet documents the traditional methods, experience and skills used by the herders to manage these calamities and was the outcome of ADRA’s (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) project “DZUD” in cooperation with the Animal Husbandry and Irrigation Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and funded by the Embassy of the United Kingdom. The booklet emphasises the care and herding of the so-called “ small cattle” (sheep and goats).

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from Dr. Cameron McPhee. © The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries. Copyright protects this publication. Except for purposes permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, reproduction by whatever means is prohibited without prior written permission of the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland.
Keywords:Management; Grazing animals; Outer Mongolia.
Subjects:Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Live Archive:07 May 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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