How to Choose a Snail Farming System

Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

The type and dimensions of your snailery depend on the snail growing system you choose, and on the quantity of snails you intend to produce. As far is housing is concerned, your snail farm could be extensive, semi-intensive, or intensive, in increasing order of complexity, management and financial inputs. Three options might be considered: Extensive system: outdoor, free-range snail pens. Mixed, or semi-intensive system: egg laying and hatching occur in a controlled environment; the young snails are then removed after 6-8 weeks to outside pens for growing or fattening or…

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Methods of Estrus Detection in Pigs

There are some ways by which the estrus in pigs can be detected. Meanwhile, the two basic methods of detecting estrus in pigs include: 1. Back pressure test. 2. Boar test. Meanwhile, Whichever method is used, there are early indications of which gilts/sows are coming on heat; Swelling and reddening of the vulva, decreased appetite, increased restlessness, attempts to court, mounting pen mates and attraction to the boar. Now let us discuss them in detail below: 1. Back Pressure Test Here , the sows are moved out of their own…

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Artificial insemination and Heat Detection in Pigs

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

Artificial insemination refers to the introduction of either frozen or fresh semen into the female reproductive tract of an estrus pig using a catheter to achieve conception. Its very unfortunately that sometimes non estrus pigs are inseminated due to inadequacy in knowledge on heat detection/ heat signs by both farmers and technicians. The semen must be got from a proven sire that is free from diseases and other detects especially the congenital defects. AI requires a higher level of management than natural mating. Also, there is a greater chance of…

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Amazing Surprising 10 Facts About Cauliflower

Amazing Surprising 10 Facts About Cauliflower

Cauliflower is like that one shy person that kind of melds into the crowd at a party. It doesn’t have the striking color of a carrot, nor the great reputation of broccoli. However, once you get to know cauliflower a little better, you’ll soon discover its true value. Due to its somewhat bland appearance, it’s often overlooked in favor of other vegetables and that’s a shame. Let’s give it some deserved attention, shall we? For starters, check out these 10 surprising facts about cauliflower. 1. Cauliflower Can Be Used as…

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Reasons why your Chicks Grow Feathers very Fast

IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MAINTENANCE IN THE POULTRY FARM

Some farmers believe they are just unlucky having birds that bring out feathers just too often and instead of seeing the fleshy muscles what you see is feathers. If you have taken your birds to the market to market yourself, you will understand that buyers are very selective when it comes to buying chickens. Buyers would pay #1500 in Nigerian Currency for a chicken they see full-fleshed but refuse to pay the same amount for a full feathered bird of the same age and weight. If you ask me, I…

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