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Table 3 Characteristics of the different feeding methods for goats in the different study areas

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

Variables   N %
Nature of forage (pasture) Steppe route 43 30.5
  Saharan route 34 24.11
  Barley in green 13 9.22
  Uncultivated fallow land 17 12.06
  Cereal stubble 13 9.22
  Grass (natural meadow) 21 14.89
Ownership of the plots Staff 30 21.28
Tribal 20 14.18
Rental 80 56.74
Domaniale 11 7.8
Dietary supplementation Straw 55 39.01
Hay 46 32.62
Barley 15 10.64
Corn 15 10.64
Concentrated food (ONAB) 10 7.09
Drinking water At will 100 70.92
Rationed 41 29.08
  1. N: number of answers in the questionnaire
  2. %: percentage of answers in the questionnaire