Cattle Management: Salt Lick: iodized salt or compact mineralized salt lick, How often it should be used and why it is necessary

Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Salt lick is usually given to ruminant animals to supplement for essential minerals needed by their body. Most of the feeds being consumed by ruminants do lack certain minerals especially those that are fed solely on grasses. It is therefore necessary that they are supplied these minerals through salt lick. Which one is better to use as salt lick: iodized salt or compact mineralized salt lick? The truth of the matter is that most compact mineralized salt lick contains more than sodium and chlorine (sodium chloride) whereas it is only…

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Guide on Starting a Watermelon Farm

Get Your Land Space The first step to take is to find the land you will need for the cultivation in a location where the watermelon plants can get six to eight hours of sunlight each day because you also need a large expanse of land to successfully run your watermelon farm.   2. Source for Seedling The next step to take is to source for healthy watermelon seedling. Farmers that already run their own watermelon farmers can supply you with healthy seedling to use on your own farm or…

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Regions where Oil Palms should be Cultivated for Maximum Profit

Oil palms are cultivated in the regions where they grow well and where there are oil mills. To enhance the performance and growth, the oil palm needs a region 1.Where it is hot all the year round The oil palm grows well where it is hot all the year round: between 25 and 28 degrees C. If the temperature drops, the oil palm produces fewer leaves and is more often attacked by diseases. It therefore yields less. A hot temperature enables the oil palm to make many leaves and to…

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Comprehensive Guide on Growing Hydroponic Green Fodder

Comprehensive Guide on Growing Hydroponic Green Fodder

Growing hydroponic green fodder is gaining popularity as the day passes by. Hydroponic green fodder system has many benefits and through this system you can feed your animals with green fodder without the need of soil and the fodder is also highly nutritious as well as healthy for the animals. Hydroponics is actually a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil. Green fodder is very important for raising milch animals and it provides required nutrients and mineral for the animals. Feeding cost is very high…

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Reasons Why Nigeria should Invest in Grass Production

Reasons Why Nigeria should Invest in Grass Production

The southward migration of herdsmen propelled by effects of climate change and desert encroachment, competition for land resources between herdsmen and local farmers make grass production imperative. Again, low level of animal production in the savanna zones of Nigeria is generally associated with the inability to get enough grass to feed their animals especially in the dry season. It is therefore the responsibility of government to ensure livelihood of both herders and farmers by identifying the needs and challenges faced by each group and come up with lasting solutions for…

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How to Grow Hydroponic Fodder to Feed your Animals

How to Grow Hydroponic Fodder to Feed your Animals

While fodder usually refers to dried hay or straw (typically containing things like sorghum or corn) used to feed livestock, hydroponic fodder is a sprouted grain that is fed to the animals as a living green dietary supplement. Source: Alexander Podshivalov / Dreamstime Takeaway: When we think about hydroponics, we often only consider products for human consumption. However, for many reasons, farmers are now looking for new ways to produce their own animal feed. Enter hydroponics. Hydroponic fodder is by no means a completely new concept and has been readily…

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Cashew’s Individual Concerns

Oxalate Content Cashews have consistently been determined to have high oxalate content. Oxalates are naturally occurring organic acids found in a wide variety of foods, and in the case of certain medical conditions, they must be greatly restricted in a meal plan to prevent over-accumulation inside the body. Our comprehensive article about oxalates will provide you with practical and detailed information about these organic acids, food, and health. Cashews and Food Allergies Tree nuts, such as cashews, are among the eight food types considered to be major food allergens in…

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Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cashew

Cashews are an excellent source of copper and a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cashew In order to better help you identify foods that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Food Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the foods that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which this food is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will…

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