How to Weigh Live Poultry Birds Accurately

Weighing and measuring livestock is a common practice in a lot of farms, including live poultry farms. While it is not very different from...

Merits and Demerits of Raising Animals in Confinement

Livestock production venture under confinement should not be undertaken without careful consideration. The following advantages and disadvantages of keeping, raising or producing animals in...

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How to Care for Pregnant Animals

Needs of Pregnant Animals The needs of pregnant animals are different from male and non-pregnant animals. First and foremost, it’s highly necessary to keep records...

10 Alternative Litter Materials to Wood Shavings

Litter in animal production is a term for bedding material. It is also a term for used bedding material. Wood shavings are important in...

Factors Affecting the Quantity of Milk (Milk Yield)

There are a number of factors that affect the quantity of milk produced or milk yield in animals. They include:Species Breed Individuality of...

How To Reduce Heat Stress in Chickens During Hot Weather

The hot season is already here and you might have been looking for effective ways to keep your layers cool. Remember, if a hen...

Effect of Environmental Noise on Poultry Birds’ Performance

Have you ever tried to find out if the performance of poultry birds (broilers, layers, turkeys, quails, geese etc.) is affected by environmental noise?...
Android Apps for Poultry Farmers

Top 3 Should-Have Android Apps for Poultry Farmers

This is a digital age where technological innovations and inventions have greatly helped poultry farmers and farmers in other fields of agriculture. The use...

How to Protect Chickens from Snakes

Snakes are one of the deadly and ruthless predators of chickens. They can bite, kill and eat live chickens and also eat their eggs....

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 to thrive in any environment. Additionally,...
Newborn Calf Livestocking

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...
inbreeding and crossbreeding

Top 5 Reasons Why Inbreeding is Bad

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...
brooding

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...
high poultry mortality

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,...
disinfection of egg trays

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...
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Brooding in Poultry Production

What is Brooding in Poultry Production? Brooding is defined as the management of chicks from one day old to about 8 weeks of age, and...
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Principle Of Livestock Feeding And Nutrition

Feed is important to livestock. However, it is not the feed that is most important to animals, but the overall nutritional composition of the...
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How To Feed Ruminant Animals Cheaply And Efficiently

One thing about any business is minimizing cost to maximize profit. Am I right? No serious businessowner will be interested in putting a lot...

Names of Sexes, Young and Act of Giving Birth of Livestock Species

The names of sexes, young and act of giving birth of livestock species are stated on the table below:

Pregnancy and Gestation Periods of Various Farm Animals

Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the condition where a female animal have young, developing in her uterus. The period of pregnancy also known...
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12 tips to increase productivity on your livestock farm

There are many things you have to put in place in order to achieve the highest productivity you desire for your agribusiness. If you...

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