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...
a pregnant sheep

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...

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