Facts About Raising Meat Goats

In some parts of the world, goat farming for meat is very common. Even though persons in the United States don't commonly consume goat...

5 Common Goat Diseases You Should Know as a Goat Farmer

There are diseases that goats seem to commonly suffer from. As a goat owner, you need to make sure that you are aware of...

4 Major Types of Goat – Their Characteristics and Breeding Purpose

Not all goats are the same. There are different breeds and types, and they are bred for different purposes. Some are bred specifically for...

Sample Feed Formulae for Goats and Sheep

In case you need feed formulae to produce feeds for your goats and sheep, use the following formulae:Also Read: 4 Vital Reasons for Housing Goats...

The Local and Exotic Breeds of Sheep

There are over 800 breeds of sheep in the world. These breeds are in various shapes, sizes, types and color. Only a few countries...
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4 Important Tips on Raising Pygmy Goats

One thing I love about pygmy goats as pets is that they are adorable. Based on that raising or breeding them is enjoyable and...

Pygmy Goat: Brief History and Characteristics

Pygmy Goats: A Brief History The Pygmy Goat was formerly referred to as Cameroon Dwarf Goat. It is an African breed of miniature goats; precisely...

Cattle Tick Removal and Management Tips

Ticks are bad for cows.They are small creatures that suck the blood of animals. Ticks cause skin diseases and other illnesses, and may permanently...
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How to Control Worms & Flukes Effectively in Sheep, Goats and Cattle

Worms and flukes attack sheep, goats and cattle. Animals gain less weight, give less milk and may die. Roundworms, Tapeworms and Liver Flukes Roundworms cause animals...

List of Cattle Breeds

Cattle are one of the most important sources of animal protein in the world. Beef (meat of cattle) is consumed in virtually all the...

Recommended Nigerian Cattle Breeds for Smallholder Dairy (Milk) Production

There are three types of cattle breed. They are Beef Cattle Breeds; Dairy Cattle Breeds; and Dual Purpose Breeds. Beef Cattle are raised or...

Vaccination Programme / Schedule for Goat, Sheep & Cattle

The vaccination schedules or programmes for goat, sheep and cattle are presented in the tables below. Administer each vaccine according to what is on...

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...

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,...
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Management Systems in Goat Farming

The Common Management Systems in Goat ProductionBased on the purpose of production and ecological zone, there are different systems to raise or manage...
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Starting a Goat Farming Business – The Basics

Introduction to Goat Farming Many people want to know how to start a goat farming business. However, before going into the details of starting a...
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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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How to Start a Profitable Ram Selling Business

I have received so many calls and emails from people interested in a ram selling business. The reason why the interest in this business...
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Recommended and Nutritious Forage Grasses and Legumes for Ruminants

My previous post on how to efficiently feed ruminants at a lower cost suggested the establishment of pastures. I further explained that it is...
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Reasons for Keeping or Raising Animals

Livestock animals are of great importance to the welfare of man all over the globe. They are raised and kept on for various reasons....
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Facts About Cattle Farming

What is Cattle Production? Cattle production involves keeping bulls and cows for meat (beef) or milk (dairy) purpose. Cattle feed on grasses, legumes, roughage etc....

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