How to Foster Kits (Baby Rabbits) with Another Doe (Adult Female Rabbit)

How to Foster Kits (Baby Rabbits) with Another Doe (Adult Female Rabbit)

In order to prepare for the possibility of fostering kits, you should mate your does in groups. These groups of does should be mated within 3-5 days of each other (at most) in order to allow you to foster the kits if needed. This will help you if you are ever faced with any of the situations previously mentioned. Options for fostering kits of varying litter sizes: When a doe has a very large litter some of her kits can be fostered by another doe with a smaller litter, so…

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Weighing birds a key monitoring tool in poultry

Weighing birds a key monitoring tool in poultry

source: Vet Juma Monitoring the average weights of your flock from day one is a very important management tool in poultry farming and this calls for all commercial poultry farmers to own digital weighing scales. About 10% of the flock is measured from different points of the house randomly. 1.In the early stages of life of a flock, weighing will help u find the average weight and uniformity of the flock weekly for key decisions to be made. 2. Note that young birds being extremely beyond the average weight in…

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Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Rabbit marketing is the entire process of : (1) Identifying a potential rabbit market. (2) Gathering information about the ” wants and needs ” of that market. (3) Producing a product that fills those needs…. differentiate. (4) Communicating information about your products. (5) Completing sales transactions. (6) Distributing or delivering products. (a) on farm (b) farmers’ markets. (c) Retail and wholesale outlets. For marketing and sales of your products, visit: www.WorldMarketSite.com or www.BizZone.com.ng

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How to Prepare a Cow for Calving

How to Prepare a Cow for Calving

Below are some of the basic techniques involved when preparing a cow for calving: Milking cows should be dried after 10 months of milking The animal is then steamed up by giving it concentrates for the next two months before calving. 2 to 4 kg of good concentrates are given per cow in two splits per day. Heifers should be prepared for milking by often taking it to the dairy , massage the udder gently squeezing and pulling the teats and patting her on the back and the like. A…

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What to Feed Rabbits

What to Feed Rabbits

Today we are going to be discussing about the different classes of rabbit feeds we have and what to feed your rabbits. they include: (1) Concentrates feeds Include pellets: They are low fibre and high in digestible nutrients. They are available on market and can be fed with hay. (2) Dry roughage feeds. These include hay and straws. These feeds are high in fibre but low in digestible nutrients. Large quantities are needed to sustain the animal life. For young rabbits choose hay that is fine stemmed, leafy, green and…

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Importance of Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

Importance Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

In organic crop production, you would keenly agree with me that fertilizer and pesticide are the most limiting resources during the production process. However, rabbit urine can be a very cheap solution to this production problem as it can be used as fertilizer and pesticide. It would not only help to reduce the high cost of organic farming but also increases the quantity and quality of the crop produced. It is important you find means to control pests and increase the fertility of the soil if you truly want to…

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Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Credit/Source: Bouncing Rabbit Ltd. Rabbits are one of the smallest yet steady meat sources you can have on a homestead. They also are a very healthy meat source as they are all white meat. However, in my time of raising rabbits (and communicating with a lot of others who raise rabbits) I’ve noticed there are certain illnesses and ailments that commonly occur in rabbits. It is important to understand these and also recognize them in a timely fashion so they don’t get out of hand. So I’m bringing you a…

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THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PLANT-CROP PLANT FORMS

1. Shoots: Shoots target the above-ground business of the plant. Very young plants may possess only simple, undeveloped shoots. As a plant grows, however, these tender shoots develop into stems and leaves. So, stems and leaves are really part of the shoot system. Stems and leaves are so different and specialized that it is worth considering them separately. Overall, the shoot system enables a plant to grow taller to gain access to energy-giving light, and allows the plant to convert that light energy into the chemical energy of sugar. Like…

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Classification of Crops

Classification based on life span of crops/duration of crops: 1.1 One seasonal crops: these are the kind of crops that completes its life cycle in one season. E.g. rice, wheat etc. 1.2. Two seasonal crops: these are those kind crops that complete its life in two seasons. E.g. Cotton, turmeric, gingers 1.3. Annual crops: these are crops that require one full year to complete its life cycle. They complete their life cycle once in a year or a growing season; and during this period, the vegetative and reproductive stages are…

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Crop Plant Forms

1. Monocotyledonous crops: these are   E.g. All cereals & Millets, They usually have narrow and long leaves and they include certain families of grasses: orchids and lilies. Palms e.g. coconut palm, oil palm, raffia palm, and royal palm are the common trees in this group. Maize, guinea corn, millet, rice and wheat are the food crops in this group of plants. Sugar cane is also in this group and it is industrial. 2. Dicotyledonous crops: these are crops that have two cotyledons in the seed. e.g. all legumes &…

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Crop Storage Methods

There are basically two methods of storage: in bags and in bulk. Bags can be stored either in the open air or in warehouses; bulk grain is stored in bins or silos of various capacities. a) Drying Cribs Drying crib can be used for a storage barn but it is too dangerous to leave the grain exposed to insects, birds, and other pests in order to avoid that, when the grain is dry it should be moved to a better storage place. b) Bag Storage Bag storage is a very…

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Feeding Tips for Rabbits

What to Feed Rabbits

Today we would be discussing some of the feeding tips for rabbits that you need to know about for your rabbit farming to be successful. The following are the feeding tips for rabbit: (1) Feed twice a day – in the morning and evening when it is cool. (2) Filling feed troughs to such an extent that there is feed for several days is not recommended. (3) The amount and type of feed to offer to them depend on : -The age of the rabbit -The weight or growth rate…

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