Guidelines for The First 7 Days of Brooding Day-Old Chicks

Guidelines for The First 7 Days of Brooding Day-Old Chicks

1. Early placement of chicks in the house, access to fresh clean water and feed after arrival is important. The time of transport from the hatchery to the farm should be as quick as possible. This is because the hatch window might be close to 12-24 hours after hatching and there is no need for further delay once you have collected your birds from the hatchery/sales point. On placement, provide an hour of clean water mixed with glucovitam and sangrovit ws , and wait to give feed until the one…

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Paternal and Maternal Pigs Breeds and Breeding

Paternal and Maternal Pigs Breeds and Breeding

The pig farmer, no matter how good, cannot do better than the pig’s genetic potential for production. Improvement in the productive parameters such as litter size, average weight gain, mothering ability and muscling ability can be achieved only through selection of pigs with superior genetic makeup as the parents for the next generation. Since the main objective of pig farming is production of meat, the pig farmers must learn to select those pigs that can be manipulated through breeding and management in order to tap their optimum potential for meat…

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Causes of Reproductive Failures in Pigs Production

Best Management Practices for Weaners (Young Pigs)

The profitability of pig farming is determined to a large extent by the reproductive performance that’s number of piglets born alive/sow/year. This is governed by two factors; litter size and number of litters each produces each year. Gestation length =114 days. Lactation length = 28 days. Weaning to oestrus = 8days. Total       = 150 days. Potential = 2.4 litters/sow/year. Average piglets born alive per litter 14. Therefore, number of piglets / sow / years = 28. Infectious diseases can play a role in reproductive failure but there is a tendency…

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