Today’s Debate Topic: Why Farming is regarded as a Dirty Job

Today’s Debate Topic: Why Farming is regarded as a Dirty Job

Well, Today am going to be sharing a personal experience!! Growing up as a child, my mother usually takes us to the farm to either weed the farm, plant some crops or even harvest our matured farm produce. The funny experience I usually discovered was that each time we are set to go to the farm, she will always instruct us to go and “Put on our farm cloths” which means that we obviously have to change the neat cloth we were putting on into a more tattered rag related…

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Major Causes of Abortion in Pigs and How to Prevent it

Major Causes of Abortion in Pigs and How to Prevent it

Many agents that cause reproductive failure in sows produce a broad spectrum of sequelae, including abortions and weak neonates, as well as stillbirth, mummification, embryonic death, and infertility. Mummification is seen more frequently in swine than in many other species because of the large litter size. If only a few fetuses die, abortion rarely occurs; instead, mummies are delivered at term, along with live piglets or stillbirths. 1. Non-infectious Causes High ambient temperature (>32°C [>89.6°F]) is associated with increased returns to estrus, increased embryonic mortality, decreased farrowing rates, and small…

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Recommended Methods of Selecting Snail Breeding Stock

Recommended Methods of Selecting Snail Breeding Stock

It is recommended to use sexually mature snails, weighing at least 100-125 g, as initial breeding stock. Farming should preferably start at the onset of the wet season, because that is the time snails normally start to breed. Until snail farms become self-sustaining, farmers may have to collect snails from the wild or buy them cheaply in the peak season and fatten them in captivity in the off season. In relatively undisturbed forest areas, snails can be collected on days following rains. Snails are active at night and on cloudy…

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How to Choose a Snail Farming System

How to Choose a Snail Farming System

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

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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