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dc.contributor.advisor Burman, C. J. Mogale, Moneri Sanah 2018-07-04T12:29:26Z 2018-07-04T12:29:26Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M. Dev.) -- University of Limpopo, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract There is a gap in the literature about the role and relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and beef cattle welfare in many parts of the Limpopo province. This gap is relevant because many marginalised cattle owners use indigenous knowledge in their day to day management of beef cattle. The aim of the study is to investigate the use of IK methods on beef cattle husbandry in Tshebela village in the Capricorn district of the Limpopo province as a contribution to filling the void identified above. The objectives of the study were as follows:  To investigate the IK methods used in beef cattle husbandry in the area of the study;  To assess if beef farmers use IK to identify medicinal plants to cure beef cattle;  To investigate farmers‘ perceptions and attitudes on the use of IKS on beef cattle husbandry in the area of study. A qualitative methodology that was used was primarily phenomenological in design. A purposive sampling technique was used and twenty seven (27) traditional beef farmers, two (2) local herbalists were recruited as participants. Data was collected through focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and observations. An interpretative phenomenological-based analysis was used to surface the role and relevance of indigenous knowledge in beef cattle husbandry. The findings suggest that indigenous knowledge is used by cattle owners alongside modern knowledge and that communal farming posed some challenges to the farmers en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 99 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Beef Cattle Husbandry en_US
dc.subject Beef farming en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Knowledge en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnoscience en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Beef cattle -- Breeding -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Livestock -- Breeding -- South Africa en_US
dc.title The use of indigenous knowledge in beef cattle husbandry in Tshebela Village, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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