How to Fumigate a Brooding House & Pen

Fumigation is a method of disinfection or destruction of harmful disease organisms in an environment by using fumigants. Fumigants are chemicals that are released...

4 Vital Reasons for Housing Goats and Sheep

Goats are kept in varying climates. Within each climatic zone many more, smaller zones can be distinguished Some are dry others are wet. Sometimes...

The Local & Exotic Breeds of Goat

In the tropics, such as Nigeria, goats have some special characteristic features that make it easy for them thrive in any environment. Additionally, these...
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7 Common Mistakes Made by Cattle Farmers at Calving

A lot of calves (offspring of Cattle) are increasingly dying of preventable deaths, which according to Dairy Research Centre, could be prevented through better...
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The Reasons Why You Should Practice Crossbreeding and Stop Inbreeding

Breeding is an important topic in livestock production and farming. Though some livestock farmers don’t value breeding, it remains the tool to improve the...
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7 Qualities Of Successful Livestock Farmers

Successful Livestock farmers have some qualities in common, but some unsuccessful farmers don’t know some of these qualities. I was opportune to give a...
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5 Common Mistakes Some Poultry Farmers Make During Brooding

Experienced poultry farmers would accept that raising chicks is not a too easy task, especially when doing it for the first time. Chicks are...

5 Effective Ways to Prevent Soldier Ants from Invading a Poultry Farm

Army ants (commonly called Soldier Ants) are little living organisms that could destroy your animals or raise great havoc. Thus, they must be considered...
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5 Methods of Identifying Farm Animals

A livestock farmer is expected to establish the identity of an animal as soon as the animal is born or some days after birth....
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3 Mistakes Broiler Farmers Make That Result To High Financial Losses

The goal of all commercial broiler farmers is to make a profit, and no farmer would be happy making losses rather than profits. However,...
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How to Promote Breeding Efficiency in Farm Animals

In this post, I will briefly discuss a topic related to breeding. So if you are an animal breeder, you will find this post...
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10 Ways To Reduce Or Prevent High Mortality Rate In Poultry Farming

I had a conversation with a new and loyal reader of our blog who resides in South Africa. This reader discussed the broiler chickens...
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How To Reduce Feed Costs In Pig Production

One important thing that a reasonable and profit-minded farmer must do is finding means of reducing production cost to increase profit. In livestock farming,...
POULTRY EMPLOYEES

How to Effectively Hire your Livestock Farm Workers

No matter how interesting or enjoyable farm activities are to a farmer, he/she cannot perform all these activities alone. He/she cannot feed the animals,...
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Decontamination Of Livestock Housing And Equipment

Decontamination is the process of physically removing inorganic and biological material from the surfaces of an equipment or building. Disinfection is the destruction of...