he New Game Rancher is a succinct guide to the complete spectrum of game ranching in South Africa and is illustrated with more than 400 full colour photos, line drawings and illustrations. It is a collection of contributions from zoologists, ecologists, geneticists, veterinarians, academics, conservationists and experienced game ranchers.
The New Game Rancher is ideal for anyone with an interest in game farming, both game ranchers and those associated with or interested in the business.
- Chapter 1 Introduction to game ranching outlines the history and growth of the game business, and the four pillars of game ranching, namely breeding, ecotourism, hunting and meat production
- Chapter 2 Ecosystems and Chapter 3 Game management discuss various general aspects of game farming: veld management, planning, nutrition, predator management and capture of game animals.
- Chapter 4 Species accounts deals with the main species farmed by game ranchers: these include large, medium and small antelope, buffalo, zebra, rhino, crocodiles and ostriches, and details the types of management used with each particular group of animals.
- Chapter 5 Diseases and parasites deals with diseases, parasites and poisonings of the main game species dealt with in the book.