Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Importance of Mineral Licking Blocks in Livestock

Mineral Blocks are essential vitamins which contains salt, essential macro and micro trace elements including calcium and phosphorus. It also contains added vitamins required for optimum performance for use in all breeds and ages of cattle, goats and sheep. Salt and minerals are important for the improvement of appetite, growth rate, milk production, and the prevention of diseases and infertility in animals. Below are some of the trace elements found in mineral links: Salt, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, E4 copper, E5 manganese, E6 zinc, E1 iron, E2 iodine, vitamin A, vitamin…

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Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

Recommended Pastures for your Livestock Grazing

The most important constraints to improve livestock production. For instance: Dairy, Beef and Goat, Piggery and Poultry Production are also related to Animal Nutrition. Most plant species sown for pastures usually belong to one of the two plant groups: Legumes and grasses. Legumes are plants with flowers like Caliandra which produce their seeds in pods compared to grasses like Napier that have compound leaves with three or more broad, rounded leaflets. Most legumes have tap roots that are able to obtain water from deeper in the soils than the roots…

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What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

What exactly keeps your Animals Healthy? Find Out

It is very simple, The immune system keeps the animal healthy. All animals and people have immune systems. The job of the immune system is to fight germs that invade the animal and could cause it to get sick. The immune system is like the animal’s own army, ready at all times to fight invaders that put the animal’s life at risk. The immune system is found everywhere in the animal’s body. It is made up of millions of little cells that are too small for people to see with…

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How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

When the quantity and quality of available feed becomes low, an energy source (as well as protein) is required. Molasses can be a cost-effective energy source but it is low in protein. Research and Grazing experience have shown that molasses fed in open troughs with added protein can be used successfully for drought feeding of cattle. Molasses lends itself to bulk handling methods suitable for drought feeding large numbers of stock. Below is the composition of Molasses The basic composition of molasses is: • Dry matter: 76% • Sucrose: 46%…

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Things NOT to do when the animal is giving birth

Things NOT to do when the animal is giving birth

By Marshal Agrovet consultancy Many people interfere with birth too early or when it is unnecessary causing more harm than good. Allow the cow, sheep or goat sufficient time and quietness to deliver her calf, lamb or kid. Do not chase or cause stress to the animal before and during birth, making the dam nervous can disrupt labor and delay birth by many hours.Do not interfere before the water has broken; as long as the water has not broken the calf/lamb/kid will stay alive inside the mother for a long…

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National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) shove Cross River State Rice Seedling Factory to accredit Certification

National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) shove Cross River State Rice Seedling Factory to accredit Certification

By David Peter Mr. M. J. Usua; South South Regional Coordinator of The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) an agency of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and regulation of the Nigeria seed industry as enshrined in the National Agricultural Seed Act 72 of 1992 shove Cross River State Rice Seedling factory to pin seeds and seedlings certification with the council before its distribution to the rural community’s and state’s in the southern, Nigeria. Mr. M. J. Usua, The South South Regional Director addressed the Cross State Government…

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Cross River State Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria laud Ayade’s Agricultural revolution, institute LG Exco’s to explore

Cross River State Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria laud Ayade's Agricultural revolution, institute LG Exco's to explore

By David Peter Barr. Mrs. Theresa Mogbor, Cross River State Cordinator; Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria initiates Local Government executives to pioneer the farming activities of the CBN anchor borrowers’ program for the value chain on ginger production across the 18 Local Government Areas in Cross River State. The State coordinator briefed the LG executives on the core objectives to pioneer the value chain an promote Gov. Ben Ayade agricultural revolutionary stride in the state. She further, unleashed the leadership on the image capturing to enable rural farmers anticipate becoming…

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Cross River State Farmers brace blooming support for Ayade’s agricultural revolution as Emmanuel Anoh; structure Strategic and Monitoring Committee

By David Peter Cross river state practitioner farmer structure a sustainable pathway towards harnessing Gov. Ben Ayade agricultural revolution and value chains across Cross River State. Hon. Emmanuel Anoh; National Vice President of RIFAN South-South led potential farmers in the 18 LGA of Cross River to brainstorm with agricultural lending agencies to foster agricultural productivity in Cross River State. While speaking; he unveils this is the foremost meeting with the leadership of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) inclusively agricultural lending agencies. In appearance were representative and state managers of;…

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How Chloropicrin application increases Production and Profit Potential for Potato Growers

How Chloropicrin application increases Production and Profit Potential for Potato Growers

The chemical compound chloropicrin was first synthesized in 1848 by Scottish chemist John Stenhouse and first applied to agriculture in 1920, when it was used to cure tomato “soil sickness.” Over the next decade, it was used to restore pineapple productivity in Hawaii and to address soil fungal problems in California. Over time, it began to be widely used as a fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, and nematicide. Chloropicrin was first used on potato in 1940 as a wireworm suppressant and then in 1965 as a verticillium suppressant. Farmers stopped using it…

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How Organic Animal Farms benefit Birds Nesting

How Organic Animal Farms benefit Birds Nesting

The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. Attempts to rectify the situation have been made with the help of agri-environment-climate subsidies. They are granted to agricultural producers by the EU for implementing measures that are presumed to be beneficial to the environment. There is a range of such subsidies, but their potential effects on biodiversity at national scales have been seldom comprehensively investigated. As indicated by a recent study conducted in Finland, the proximity of organic animal farms increased…

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