When bucket feeding of calves care should be taken

When bucket feeding of calves care should be taken

By Marshal Agrovet consultancy • Feeding excess milk to the calf can cause scouring. If scouring occurs, reduce the amount of milk and feed water separately. Wait with feeding water for at least one hour after feeding milk• Give the calf its milk immediately after milking when the milk is at body temperature or heat the milk to body temperature. Heating up can be done by “bain marie” method – bucket with milk in a bucket with heated water to exchange heat. NEVER MIX WATER AND MILK.• Observe strict cleanliness…

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Basics of Bio-Security in a Poultry Farm

Basics of Bio-Security in a Poultry Farm

by where there’s no vet series. Biosecurity refers to procedures used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease-causing organisms in poultry flocks. Because of the concentration in size and location of poultry flocks in current commercial production operations and the inherent disease risks associated with this type of production, it is imperative that poultry producers practice daily biosecurity measures. Developing and practicing daily biosecurity procedures as best management practices on poultry farms will reduce the possibility of introducing infectious diseases such as gumboro, infectious choryza, and Newcastle as well…

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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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Record Keeping in Commercial Pig Farming

Record Keeping in Commercial Pig Farming

The keeping of accurate records is absolutely essential for the success of any pig enterprise. The pig farm records must be simple, reliable and relevant to enable you evaluating the farm performance. Importance of Record Keeping It gives a clear picture of the type of operations, so that the exact degree of success can be measured. Act as aids to management and financial control. They are used to assess the strength and weakness of a farm and to plan for future activities. Records tell a pig producer what has been…

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