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How to improve the egg-laying performance of layers or laying chickens

Depending on the breed, a pullet would have to be about 4-5 months old from the day it hatches before it starts laying eggs. A farmer must be well-prepared to meet the costs of...
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Castration of Farm Animals

Castration is a very vital management practice in animal husbandry. It enables livestock farmers to easily manage breeding in the farms. What is Castration? Castration is defined as the destruction or removal of the testes, epididymis,...
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7 Ways To Reduce Odours On Pig Farms

In Nigeria, India, china, and some other parts of the world, the pervasive challenge linked with raising pigs (hogs) is keeping the odours from getting worse or probably eliminating them. Most of the questions associated...
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Why You Should Invest In Livestock Farming Enterprise

Many people want to invest their money into agribusiness, but one major challenge they face is choosing what aspect of agriculture they need to invest in. My recommendation for such people is to invest...
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Health Management And Biosecurity Measures In Poultry Production

Health management and biosecurity are very important in livestock production. Both need to be carried out to prevent unnecessary mortality, revenue loss due to mortality, raising unwholesome animals for man consumption. The success of any...
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How To Detect Heat Or Oestrus In Farm Animals

Generally in the animal kingdom, except in higher primates like apes, bamboos, etc., female animals have a particular period they allow a male to mate them. This period is known as 'heat period' or...
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Causes Of Low Profit Or High Loss In Catfish Farming

The objective of every business enterprise is to make profit. However, when profit is not forthcoming, then it’s either the business folds up or run into debt. Likewise, when you start a commercial farm...
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Health Management in Livestock Production

Good animal husbandry starts with proper health care and management. Livestock production is greatly affected by diseases. Having a knowledge of these diseases is important in planning and organizing effective animal health-care programmes. So,...
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How To Debeak Chickens

What is Debeaking or Beak Trimming? Beak trimming in poultry management is the act of reducing the length of the beak of poultry birds. The purpose of doing this is to prevent feather pulling and...
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Factors Affecting Egg Size Of Poultry Birds

Egg size is very important to poultry farmers because, the bigger the eggs, the higher the monetary value. Though it is not possible for all chickens to produce eggs of the same size, there...

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