Recommended Number of Ruminant Animals to start your Farm with

Some farmers always ask me “How many ruminants do you recommend that I start my farm with? Well, the number of ruminant animals you can start with largely depends on your capacity in terms of space and finances. Mostly, money spent on ruminant farm is spent on their housing and purchase of foundation stock. Their feeds are relatively cheap because they do well on grasses mainly and then concentrates. So, count the cost of housing and then purchasing the animals also budget some funds for feeding and with that, you…

Read More

Urban Organic Vegetables, Herbal and Spices Growing

Urban Organic Vegetables, Herbal and Spices Growing

Today we are going to be discussing about how to grow urban organic vegetables, as well as herbal and spices. Materials needed: 1. Planting media (soil, saw dust, water, dry grass etc). For holding the roots of a plant. 2. Charcoal dust (cooling agent) 3. Hard wood ash. (balancing the acidity and alkalinity of the soil. “pH”) 4. Lake sand (aeration) 5. Manure, (plant feeds) 6. Seeds / seedlings. 7. Mulches (coffee husks are the best) Mixing all the Materials Mix the materials (planting media, charcoal dust, lake sand, Manure…

Read More

Factors to be considered before purchasing Ruminant Animals

Below are some of the things you should look out for in a ruminant before purchasing them. When you want to purchase a male ruminant for instance, the general health status of the animal must be critically examined. The animals must be free of ectoparasites and any physical deformity. Ruminants with any sign of ill-health must not be bought. For male check the testicles to be sure you are not buying a castrated animal. The animal must have well developed muscles and hind limbs so as to make mounting of…

Read More