Production systems, milk production and composition of Saudi camels: Review

Production systems, milk production and composition of Saudi camels: Review

Title: Production systems, milk production and composition of Saudi camels: Review

Authors: Ahmed I El Sheikh

Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(2):165-167.

Cite this reference as: Ahmed I El-Sheikh AI (2018). Production systems, milk production and composition of Saudi camels: Review. Ruminant Science 7(2):165-167.

Abstract

Livestock forms an important and increasing portion of Saudi Arabia’s economy and employment sector; it contributes directly to the livelihoods and food security of many people. Camels have the advantage as milk producers for longer periods than any other species held under the same harsh conditions. Saudi Arabia has good camel resources that make the country ranks first between the peninsula and the fourth in the world. This review describes various research results in Saudi Arabia concerning production systems and camel distribution as well as production and composition of camel milk. It has been observed that the highest population of camels exists in Riyadh region followed by the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. In addition, there are four main production systems for camels in Saudi Arabia and camel milk represent a valuable food for camel herders and their families in different regions. 

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