Importance of Feeding Balanced Ration to your Animals

Importance of Feeding Balanced Ration to your Animals

A balanced ration should provide protein, energy, minerals and vitamins from dry fodders, green fodders, concentrates, mineral supplements etc., in appropriate quantities to enable the animal to perform optimally and remain healthy. There are certain advantages associated with feeding balanced rations to your animals as it improves the general performance of your livestock’s. Imbalanced feeding results to the following errors: • Low milk production, poor growth and reproduction • Milk production of animals lower than their genetic potential • Shorter lactation length and longer calving intervals • Animals more prone…

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Complete Guide on How to Grow and Care for Mango

Complete Guide on How to Grow and Care for Mango

Mango trees (Botanical name: Mangifera indica) are a strictly tropical fruit that comes in different colors and sizes, have different flavors, and they ripen at slightly different times. The best climate to grow mangoes is frost free with cool, dry winters and steamy, hot summers. You can get many different varieties of mangoes or types of mangoes suited to different climatic conditions. If you live in a less than ideal climate (you know your climate is ideal when mangoes are growing everywhere), speak to other growers or speak to competent…

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The Origin of Cultivated Crops

The Origin of Cultivated Crops

All cultivated plants were domesticated from their wild species. However, the exact time and place of origin and the true ancestry of many crops are still as highly speculative as the origin of man. Man has domesticated some crop species that met his needs before the dawn of recorded history. Most of the domesticated crops were introduced into new areas far from their centers of origin by migrating human populations in prehistoric as well as in recorded times. As a result, both indigenous and introduced crops are grown everywhere in…

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How to Make Money as a Poultry Farmer

How to Make Money as a Poultry Farmer

When we talk about Poultry farming, it literally means the rearing of different types of poultry birds such as duck rearing, rearing chicken, quails, turkey, emu, broiler, etc. However, the principles and practices underlying are the same. Meanwhile after beef, the meat consumed during parties, ceremonies and festive periods in Nigeria and other major parts of the world is poultry meat. Although cattle meat and poultry meat are on the competitive line, as poultry meat occupies the first position during festive periods, especially during Christmas, Easter and other special periods.…

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How to Make Money in Poultry Farming

How to Make Money in Poultry Farming

To start with your poultry farming, you should know that there are certain guides to put you through with regards to how to make money in poultry farming and become a successful poultry farmer. Usually in the poultry farming business, there are three breeds of birds, which are Layers, Cockerels, and Broilers and the differences between them. Broilers grow very fast as in about twelve weeks after the hatch, they are ready for selling. The major advantage of Layers is that they are very lucrative because they lay eggs and…

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Historical Development of Crop Production

Historical Development of Crop Production

Early man lived on wild game, leaves, roots, seeds, berries, and fruits. As the population increased, the supply was not always sufficiently stable or plentiful to supply his needs. This probably led to the practice of crop production. Therefore, crop production began at least nine thousand (9000) years ago when domestication of plants became essential to supplement natural supplies in certain localities. The art of crop production is older than civilization, and its essential features have remained almost unchanged since the dawn of history. These features are: Gathering and preservation…

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Effects of Altitude and Soil Condition on Animal Production

Effects of Altitude and Soil Condition on Animal Production

Altitude refers to height of a place over relative to the sea levels which is usually measured in meters. Three plateaux in Nigeria exhibit micro-climatic conditions that differ slightly from the general tropical environment in terms of relatively lower ambient temperature, temperate vegetation and sometimes precipitation. This distinct condition confers on the Obudu Hill, Jos and Mambilla Plateau temperate like micro- environment on these places located within the tropical Nigeria climate. As such, production of cattle ( dairy cow or beef cattle ) and other livestock may take the semblance…

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Indirect Effects of Climate on Animal Production

Indirect Effects of Climate on Animal Production

Effects of the climatic environment on animal production, biotic agents, nutrition including the influence on animal feed supply and animal feed store or quality may be regarded as indirect effect that does not bear on immediate conduct of the animal but on its environment. For example: Climatic Environment Effect on Feed Supply Climatic environment affects the quantity and quality of feed available to the animal. Temperature , Precipitation , Daylight and Humidity limit plant growth and affect feed quality more drastically than other climatic factors. In humid and sub humid…

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Strategies for Advancing Animal Production in Nigeria

Agriculture

Animal production is defined as an aspect of agriculture which in itself is the science and art of production crop, animal and fibre products for human use. Just as in wider agricultural activities, animal production depends on art (or traditional) and scientific principles in practice and theory. Currents level of progress has indicated that scientific applications tend to be more amenable to meet present and future targets for animal product in many food and agriculture organization . The demand and usefulness of animal product for human health and survival economic…

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Brief History and Roles of Animal Production in Nigeria

animal production

Some category of Animals that falls into animal production include but not limited to the following: poultry production, pig production or swine production, dairy animals and many more. Also to achieve good return from your animals, proper feeding methods of animal feed should also be applied using the types of animal feeds like poultry feed, goat feed, pig food or pig feed, broiler feed, cattle feed etc. and you can also produce your farm animal feed by yourself to save cost and retain higher profit margin on your farm investment.…

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