Foot-and-Mouth disease in Cattle: Causes and Symptoms

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a severe, highly contagious viral disease of cattle and swine. It also affects sheep, goats, deer,Read More

The Life-Span of Ruminant Animals

This implies how long ruminant animals can live before they die naturally. Well, being food animals, it is difficult toRead More

Goats eating Nylon and What you should do

Of recent I got a question from a ruminant farmer that says “I discovered that my Goat ate a lotRead More

How to identify poisoned ruminant animals and how to tackle it

There are many signs that may show that an animal is poisoned. These signs depend on the type of poisonRead More

How to castrate Ruminant Male Animals, the Risks involved and How to tackle it at the best age

Benefits of Castration: First and foremost, let us start by discussing the benefits of castrating your male ruminant animals. ThereRead More

Reasons why some Ruminant Animals cannot deliver by themselves and How you can help them

Most of the time when this occurs, it is either that the foetus is too being to pass through theRead More

Why some Cows could not expel their placenta after delivery and How to help them

This condition is common with some cows. In fact, I have seen a cow that has to be helped toRead More

Ruminant Animal Wounds, Causes, Treatments and How to control it

The causes of wounds in the body of ruminant animals are many: First, it can occur as a result ofRead More

Worm Infestation on Ruminant Animals – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

As a beginner, there are most times many questions you may wish to ask concerning your ruminant animals and amRead More

Best Route of Drug Administration for Ruminants

Ruminant farmers usually raise questions like where is one supposed to put their drugs, is it in their feeds orRead More

Ways to Fatten Ruminant Animals Faster

Most times, Ruminant farmers ask questions like: is there any drug that one can give ruminant animals for them toRead More

How to treat Ruminant Animal Diseases

The best way to go about handling those diseases that are treatable is to first of all be sure ofRead More

How to identify the particular disease affecting your Ruminant Animals

There are some signs and symptoms which we described during our previous post on Diseases Ruminant Animals get from feedsRead More

Diseases Ruminant Animals get from feeds and water and Signs to know when the Animals are Sick

It is very possible for ruminant animals to get diseases from feeds and water. In fact those are the majorRead More

How to Ascertain the Quality of the Feed and Water to be served to the Ruminant Animals

In ascertaining the quality of feed and water to be used for your animals, there are a lot of factorsRead More

Importance of Feeding and Drinking Troughs for Ruminant Animals and How regularly they should be cleaned

Often times, most ruminant farmers ask: is there any need for feeding and drinking troughs for ruminants? Well first ofRead More

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

Salt lick is usually given to ruminant animals to supplement for essential minerals needed by their body. Most of theRead More

The Best Source of Water for your Ruminant Animals

Hmm, any source of water could be good for the ruminant animals provided that the water is not contaminated, thatRead More

How often your ruminant animals should be served water

In fact, I will strongly recommend that they should have access to water more than they have access to food.Read More

The effect of giving fresh cassava and its peelings to your ruminant animals

Fresh cassava contains cyanic acid (cyanide) which is poisonous to animals and can lead to their death. So, it isRead More

Importance of Balanced diets for Ruminant Animals

If you are ruminant farmer, then am sure even as you are reading this that you wondering if there areRead More

How long concentrates should be stored before feeding them to Ruminant Animals

Often times, ruminant farmers ask: for how long can the concentrates to be fed to my ruminant animals be storedRead More

New study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat

In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown thatRead More

Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk

Markedly higher levels of health-promoting fatty acids reported Summary: Researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grassRead More

The differences between the feeds to be given to the young and adult ruminant animals

Well ideally, before they are weaned, young ruminants are supposed to be given enough milk by the mother. After weaning,Read More

Where to source Ruminant Feeds

Ruminant farmers most times try to find out the recommended place where they can source their feeds. Well as forRead More

For how long can Ruminant Animals be starved? Find out

Starving animals generally is uncalled for. Each time your animals are starved, they lose more weight than they would haveRead More

How Often Ruminant Animals should be Fed

Ruminants are usually allowed to graze between 10am and 6pm. This would have served them for the day. However, ifRead More

How to control Ruminants from destroying grasses where they graze

The way to control this is to do what is called “Rotational grazing”. If you have a fenced paddock whereRead More

The ideal Time to Take Ruminants out for Grazing

Find out what is the ideal time to take ruminants out for grazing The ideal time to take them outRead More

Allowing Ruminants to graze vs providing feeds for them in a confinement, find out which is better

Most times, ruminant farmers will always want to find out which is better between allowing the ruminant animals to grazeRead More

The ideal feed for ruminants

Feeds, Water and Feeding Ruminants are purely herbivorous; they can survive solely on forages. In addition to forages, concentrates canRead More

Cow Milk Production

The average lactation period for a dairy cow is 305 days. In that time a cow can produce around 22,000Read More

How Often to Clean a Ruminant Pen

How often should the ruminant pen be cleaned? This is a question of hygiene which is very paramount to theRead More

Ruminants Grazing Techniques – Suitable Methods

In the course of raising any ruminant animal at all, quarrel must be avoided at all cost. It is notRead More

Importance of a Sick Bay as part of a Ruminant House

In case you like to know more about what is known as a sick bay, then here is an explanationRead More

Security and Bio-Security Measures in a Ruminant Farm

Below are some of the management practices to be carried out to ensure better security on your ruminant farm: thouRead More

Recommended Number of Ruminant Animals per Housing Unit for Fattening

For ruminants raised for fattening purposes, how many animals is recommended for a housing unit? This largely depends on theRead More

Stocking Management for Ruminant Animals

Sometimes, ruminant farmers ask: is it advisable for Cattle, Sheep and Goat to be kept in the same housing unit?Read More

Housing Design for Ruminants

The Best Way to Design Ruminants Housing In designing ruminant housing, it is better made of concrete blocks that areRead More

The Space required to embark on Ruminant Farming

As a ruminant farmer, am sure you will like to have an idea of the space you will need toRead More

How far a Ruminant Farm should be from Residential Areas

The distance of a ruminant farm from residential areas depends largely on the type of ruminant being raised and theRead More

Getting a better handle on methane emissions from livestock

Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American’s diet, but raising all this livestock comes atRead More