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Table 2 Characteristics of goat rearing in the different study areas

From: Characterization and typology of goat production systems in Algeria based on producers survey

Variables   N %
Profile of the farm Private 134 95.04
  Cooperative 5 3.55
  State 2 1.42
Goat herd size Reduced (< 100 head) 135 95.74
Medium (100–300) 5 3.55
Important (300–1000) 1 0.71
Breeding method Semi-sedentary 45 31.91
Sedentary 71 50.35
Transhumant 25 17.73
Livestock component goat 10 7.09
Sheep and goat 111 78.72
Goat and Cattle 10 7.09
Sheep, goat and cattle 20 14.18
Gender Type Male 20 14.18
Female 121 85.82
The goat house Classic goat's cheese (Z'riba) 75 53.19
Covered goat's milk products 30 21.28
Semi-open goat house 36 25.53
Separation into batches Yes 35 24.82
No 106 75.18
Hygiene of the premises Good 10 7.09
Intermediary 50 35.46
Dirty 81 57.45
Importance of the goat for the breeder Main 26 18.44
Secondary 30 21.28
Marginale 85 60.28
  1. N: number of answers in the questionnaire
  2. %: percentage of answers in the questionnaire
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