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Because of logistical problems, the task of recording the herd book has been decentralised, to level. Here it is maintained as a literal book, with all grades of goat recorded consecutively in the same book.
In order to enable subsequent integration into a national register, each location
is given a unique 3-
In order to make sure that the paper records are good enough to be incorporated in a computerised system, quality control is critical, and so frequent checks on the people recording them is essential.
The information that is recorded is:
• ID (Three-
• Date of registration
• Name (if applicable)
• Tag colour & number (if applicable)
• Sire (father) -
• Dam (mother) -
• Grade (Initially the known or estimated percentage dairy/Boer blood. In future the grade.)
We hope all goat keepers in Uganda will keep this type of record to make a unified system possible in future.
The new breed will have an open herd book, which means that it will be possible to
‘grade up’ from any other type of goat. This is common practice elsewhere, for instance
for ‘British’ breeds such as , entry into the herd book is essentially
according to the amount of Toggenburg/British Toggenburg blood. This works well when
starting from predominantly dairy type goats. But when the starting goats are non-