Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B1, B2, and B3, the minerals potassium and magnesium, and protein. Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower To summarize the chart and understand the figures below, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value…

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Ways to Maintain a Healthy Goat

Ways to Maintain a Healthy Goat

Goats can be kept healthy through the following activities and methods: 1. By Ensuring that they have access to enough feed of the correct quality. 2. Ensuring they have access to clean water. 3. Following a vaccination program against common diseases 4. Keeping internal and external parasites under control. 5. Keeping sick goats separate so that disease does not spread to healthy goats. 6. Making sure that any goats introduced to the flock are disease-free. 7. Sheltering goats from adverse weather.If a goat does get sick it needs to be…

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The Different Types of Goats – Diary and Meat Goats

The Different Types of Goats – Diary and Meat Goats

There are two major types of goats reared in Africa: 1.Diary Goats.2.Meat Goats. Diary Goats: These include the different breeds of goats which are basically reared for milk production.They are so many breeds but the commonest in Africa include the following: 1) Saanen Breed This is a breed of goats that originated from the Saanen valley of Switzerland. Its the highest and most consistent diary producer producing 3-7ltrs of milk and in Uganda,it can mostly be located in kasese district, mbale district and a few in masaka. 2) Toggenburg Breed…

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Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

In the past it has been realized that eradication of coccidia is not realistic and hygienic measures alone are not able to prevent infections. However, if an outbreak of coccidiosis occurs, treatment via the drinking water should start as soon as possible. Today the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based on chemotherapy, using anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines along with hygienic measures and improved farm management. Anticoccidial drugs According to Shirley and Chapman (2005) the most significant study that had the greatest impact on control of coccidiosis was that of…

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Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Best Ways to Prevent and Control Coccidiosis among Poultry Birds

Introduction Coccidiosis is the major parasitic disease of poultry with extensive financial losses to the farmer is not properly taken care of and as at when due. In the past, it has been discovered that the eradication of coccidia can be achieved through practical and hygienic measures which can be able to save your birds from infections while today, the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based totally on chemotherapy, the use of anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines together with hygienic measures and continous farm control. Meanwhile, the performance of the…

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Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

Besides the customary gardening tools (shovel, hoe, rake, cutlass, broom), the following equipment and tools are needed in successful snail farming: Small weighing scale, for weighing snails and feed. Measuring tape, for measuring pens and snails Hand trowel, for digging in and cleaning out the pens. Water container and watering can, for keeping the soil moist and refilling water troughs. 5. Water and feeding troughs or dishes. Most important: a notebook, for carefully recording inputs (e.g. labor, materials and feed) and output of the snail farming venture.

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Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Snail

Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Snail

Snail farmers must be aware of several predators, parasites and diseases if mortality rates are to be kept to a minimum. Snails have many natural predators, including members of all major vertebrate groups, carnivorous snails, ground beetles, leeches and even predatory caterpillars. Humans also pose great dangers to snails in the wild. Pollution and destruction of habitats have caused the extinction of some snail species in recent years. Human poachers pose a great danger to farm grown snails as well! Predators The major predators a snail farmer may have to…

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Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

As in any livestock farming operation, good management practices are the key to success. Most research on farming GALS has been carried out in West Africa. Seasonal activities, as described below, follow the march of the seasons of West Africa, with breeding and egg laying in March through July. Note that domesticated snails may continue laying during the dry season as well (Omole, et al. 2007). Snail breeders in other parts of the (sub)humid tropics should adapt the management cycle to local conditions. In semi-intensive or intensive snail farming, farmers…

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Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Today we will be discussing on the effects of the different macro nutrients found on the Rabbit poo to the soil and our crops. 1)  Nitrogen(N): Rabbit manure is higher in nitrogen than sheep, goat, pig, chicken, cow or horse manure. Plants need nitrogen to produce a lush green growth. Nitrogen helps plants grow greener and stronger helping the plant reach its full potential. This is great for all those quick growing salad greens! Great for the early growth of tomatoes, corn, and many other vegetables. 2) Phosphorus(P): Rabbit manure…

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Recommended Snail Rearing Density

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Density affects the growth and breeding capacity of snails. High-density populations tend to grow slowly, develop into smaller adults, and lay fewer clutches of eggs and fewer eggs per clutch. If the snails are very densely packed, they may not breed at all. The accumulating slime suppresses reproduction. Other disadvantages of high density are the high rates of parasitism and ease of transmission of diseases. In terms of snail weight, the recommended density is 1-1.5 kg per m2(for A. achatina, this would be about 15 to 25 snails per square…

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