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The three-year drought that affected the area that the Jozini project works in brought into question the viability of goat herds during times of nutritional stress and how this affects productivity. With questions being asked around these issues by the Jozini project farmers, the project put more focus into the goat kid enclosure experiments. These have shown in the past an increased production among goat kids by reducing mortality and protecting kids. These enclosures were aimed at entry level farmers who had small goat herds of 10-15 females in their goat herds. As commercialisation came more to the fore in the conversations around sales and auctions, farmers were asking how they could adapt the enclosures for bigger herds and more intensive production demands.

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