Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Mineral Blocks are essential vitamins which contains salt, essential macro and micro trace elements including calcium and phosphorus. It also contains added vitamins required for optimum performance for use in all breeds and ages of cattle, goats and sheep. Salt and minerals are important for the improvement of appetite, growth rate, milk production, and the prevention of diseases and infertility in animals. Below are some of the trace elements found in mineral links: Salt, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, E4 copper, E5 manganese, E6 zinc, E1 iron, E2 iodine, vitamin A, vitamin…

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Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

The most important constraints to improve livestock production. For instance: Dairy, Beef and Goat, Piggery and Poultry Production are also related to Animal Nutrition. Most plant species sown for pastures usually belong to one of the two plant groups: Legumes and grasses. Legumes are plants with flowers like Caliandra which produce their seeds in pods compared to grasses like Napier that have compound leaves with three or more broad, rounded leaflets. Most legumes have tap roots that are able to obtain water from deeper in the soils than the roots…

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What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

It is very simple, The immune system keeps the animal healthy. All animals and people have immune systems. The job of the immune system is to fight germs that invade the animal and could cause it to get sick. The immune system is like the animal’s own army, ready at all times to fight invaders that put the animal’s life at risk. The immune system is found everywhere in the animal’s body. It is made up of millions of little cells that are too small for people to see with…

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Bell Flowers – All You Need to Know

Bell Flowers – All You Need to Know

Summary With their happy, star-like flowers, the variety of Bell flowers available can fit any gardener’s needs. Ranging from short to tall, and featuring almost every color of the rainbow, these cheery flowers are a great fit for your garden or cut to display in your home. They require a Full Sun / Partial Shade Sun and a well-drained soil. Zones: 3 – 8 and a Height of about 0.25 – 4 feet tall and blooms better during Early summer – Early fall. They have a unique feature of being very good for cut flowers.…

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Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B1, B2, and B3, the minerals potassium and magnesium, and protein. Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower To summarize the chart and understand the figures below, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value…

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Ways to Maintain a Healthy Goat

Ways to Maintain a Healthy Goat

Goats can be kept healthy through the following activities and methods: 1. By Ensuring that they have access to enough feed of the correct quality. 2. Ensuring they have access to clean water. 3. Following a vaccination program against common diseases 4. Keeping internal and external parasites under control. 5. Keeping sick goats separate so that disease does not spread to healthy goats. 6. Making sure that any goats introduced to the flock are disease-free. 7. Sheltering goats from adverse weather.If a goat does get sick it needs to be…

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The Different Types of Goats – Diary and Meat Goats

The Different Types of Goats – Diary and Meat Goats

There are two major types of goats reared in Africa: 1.Diary Goats.2.Meat Goats. Diary Goats: These include the different breeds of goats which are basically reared for milk production.They are so many breeds but the commonest in Africa include the following: 1) Saanen Breed This is a breed of goats that originated from the Saanen valley of Switzerland. Its the highest and most consistent diary producer producing 3-7ltrs of milk and in Uganda,it can mostly be located in kasese district, mbale district and a few in masaka. 2) Toggenburg Breed…

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Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

In the past it has been realized that eradication of coccidia is not realistic and hygienic measures alone are not able to prevent infections. However, if an outbreak of coccidiosis occurs, treatment via the drinking water should start as soon as possible. Today the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based on chemotherapy, using anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines along with hygienic measures and improved farm management. Anticoccidial drugs According to Shirley and Chapman (2005) the most significant study that had the greatest impact on control of coccidiosis was that of…

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Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Introduction Coccidiosis is the major parasitic disease of poultry with extensive financial losses to the farmer is not properly taken care of and as at when due. In the past, it has been discovered that the eradication of coccidia can be achieved through practical and hygienic measures which can be able to save your birds from infections while today, the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based totally on chemotherapy, the use of anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines together with hygienic measures and continous farm control. Meanwhile, the performance of the…

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Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

Besides the customary gardening tools (shovel, hoe, rake, cutlass, broom), the following equipment and tools are needed in successful snail farming: Small weighing scale, for weighing snails and feed. Measuring tape, for measuring pens and snails Hand trowel, for digging in and cleaning out the pens. Water container and watering can, for keeping the soil moist and refilling water troughs. 5. Water and feeding troughs or dishes. Most important: a notebook, for carefully recording inputs (e.g. labor, materials and feed) and output of the snail farming venture.

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