Best Management Practices for Weaners (Young Pigs)

Introducing “Agric4Profit Pig Farm Set-Up"

The 3 weeks period immediately after weaning is very critical for the young pigs because a number of stresses may be encountered. After weaners have overcome the stress of weaning and are feeding properly, deworm them for the first time. Group the pigs according to age and size other than age alone. This provides an opportunity to record their feed consumption up to the time of selection at around 5 months and enhances the determination of feed efficiency. If you don’t group your pigs according to age and size, you…

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Best Management Practices for Mother Pig after Weaning (Dry Sow)

Best Management Practices for Mother Pig after Weaning (Dry Sow)

After weaning, sow has lost condition and has a negative energy balance. It should be fed on feed rich in energy and low in protein. This practice is known as flushing. High levels of sugar and starch cause the secretion of digestive fluids, enzymes and hormones such as insulin. An insulin peak stimulates the production of fertility hormones so the sow quickly gets on heat between 3- 14 days after weaning, releases large number of eggs thus large litter size.  I assume that you all know that nursing mothers don’t…

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Cross River State Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria laud Ayade’s Agricultural revolution, institute LG Exco’s to explore

Cross River State Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria laud Ayade's Agricultural revolution, institute LG Exco's to explore

By David Peter Barr. Mrs. Theresa Mogbor, Cross River State Cordinator; Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria initiates Local Government executives to pioneer the farming activities of the CBN anchor borrowers’ program for the value chain on ginger production across the 18 Local Government Areas in Cross River State. The State coordinator briefed the LG executives on the core objectives to pioneer the value chain an promote Gov. Ben Ayade agricultural revolutionary stride in the state. She further, unleashed the leadership on the image capturing to enable rural farmers anticipate becoming…

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