Feed Conversion Ratio is a topic of great importance in livestock farming, most especially commercial animal farms. Feed takes about 70 percent of the total cost of production in poultry production, hence the feed conversion ratio has considerable monetary importance to a livestock farmer.
Livestock farming is also significant to global food security and the economy. It involves the rearing of farm animals, which include poultry, sheep, goat, cattle and even fishes. In this farming sector, livestock waste is inevitable and can be a thorny issue if not managed properly. It can be a… [Read More]
Feed and feeding are vital in livestock farming. Generally, the cost of feeding is over 70% of the total cost of production. So if you’re thinking of raising and keeping layers or pullets for commercial egg production, it is imperative for you to know how much you will spend in… [Read More]
In livestock farming, floor space is very important. For instance, floor spacing is one of the factors or things that affect growth performance as well as the general welfare of livestock animals. Broilers, for example, will perform poorly if they are kept in overcrowded pens or houses. For laying birds… [Read More]
There was a period of about a year back in the mid-2000s when we were hearing an awful lot about the bird flu disease. In many ways, it was quite similar to what’s been going on this past year with Covid-19.