CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

1. CONSIDERATIONS: (1) They should stretch out fully when lying down, with secure living environment, exercise and stand up right ears not touching the roof. (2) Rabbits are prey species so need a hide in secure places, protection from predators and extreme weather. (3) Ensure well ventilation. (4) Regularly clean their housing. 2. REQUIREMENTS: (1) Comfort. (2) Confining and keep them from escaping. (3) Protection from predators. (4) Protection from adverse weather.(5) Easy access to the manager. (6) Easy to clean or self cleaning. (7) Reasonable cost, durable and easy…

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BENEFITS OF RABBIT PRODUCTION

Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Capital requirement is minimal, with some wire mesh, nails and wood a hutch can be constructed.Spacing is minimal. It can be set up at backyard. Feeding rabbits is very cheap. Though supplementation with concentrate or grain is sometimes necessary and definitely will increase growth rate. Feeds of no direct value to humans can provide the main feed at almost no cost. Rabbits can be tended by women, children or men unlike bigger animals for it needs no force to be restrained. Because they produce offspring regularly (gestation period of 28…

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THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

The feeding pattern of newborn rabbits is imposed by the dam. A doe feeds her young only once every 24 hours (although some does will nurse their young twice). Suckling lasts only two or three minutes. If there is not enough milk the young try to feed every time the doe enters the nest-box, but she will hold back her milk. This behavior signals insufficient milk production in the doe. From the third week of life the young rabbits begin to move about, taking a few grams of mother’s milk…

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IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MAINTENANCE IN THE POULTRY FARM

IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MAINTENANCE IN THE POULTRY FARM

By: Vet Charles ssekatawa. ◆ Record maintenance is a crucial activity in any businesses. It will serve as important source for monitoring and evaluation, to analyze the profit or losses made so far on your farm. ◆ A business can be efficiently managed, only if proper recording of data is carried out periodically. So we should take outlets farming as a business. ◆ The records maintained are primarily a documentation of accountability and secondarily a data system for management. They should be reliable and relevant. This relevant information, when recorded,…

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Comprehensive Step by Step Guide on SoyaBean Farming

Comprehensive Step by Step Guide on SoyaBean Farming

By: Dr Samuel Nsubuga (Smart Agribusiness Forum Africa) Soybean is known as the golden bean and Soybeans belong to the legume crop family and are basically native to East Asia. Its botanical name is Glycine max. Soybean is an exceptionally nutritive and very rich protein food. Soybean oil is one of the most popular edible oil used in Africa. Soya also used as milk product and available in the form of soya chunks. HEALTH BENEFITS OF SOYBEAN Some of the Soybean health benefits are mentioned below.• Soybean is low in…

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Causes of Vent Pecking, Prolapsed Vent and Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

Causes of Vent Pecking, Prolapsed Vent and Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

Some farmers witness the intestines coming out and pecked as they lay but many times, the farmers decide to suffer in silence because of not knowing the cause or the problem or how to resolve them and sometimes we blame a particular breeder that their birds peck too much. Let’s take a look at some of the facts about the cause of the problems: 1. Wrong regulation of growth of the birds during the grower phase. You should not force the birds to lay when they are still young. It’s…

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Planting, Growing and Harvesting Grapes

Planting, Growing and Harvesting Grapes

Grapes are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely produced fruit in the world not to mention a beautifully ornamental plant. Grape vines not only produce sweet and versatile fruits, they add an element of drama to a garden or landscape. They are vigorous growers, and with the proper pruning, they will produce fruit with ease for 30 years or more. For home gardeners, there are three main types of grapes to consider and they include: American (Vitis labrusca), European (V. vinifera), and French-American…

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Broiler Finisher Mash Feed Formula

Broiler Finisher Mash Feed Formula

Today we are going to discuss about the broiler finisher mash feed formula for your broilers: Using a total compounding quantity of one ton (1,000kg) below is the formula for your broiler finisher feed: FORMULA: Maize = 450kg Soya Bean Meal = 150kg Full Fat Soya = 200kg Groundnut Cake = 20kg Wheat Offals = 140kg Bone Meal = 30kg Salt = 2-5kg Lysine = 2-5kg Methionine = 2-5kg Vitamin/Mineral Premix = 2.5kg Total = 1,000kg (one ton) Note: There are certain factors that can alter this formula provided above…

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Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Female Broilers)

Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Female Broilers)

Practically everything created by God is made up of two genders (Male and Female), including poultry birds. In poultry farming, when we talk about Layers as the female, we also talk about the Cockerels as their males. Meanwhile in broilers, there are male and female broilers and they posses some unique characteristics which slightly differentiate them from others (as discussed in our previous topics, you can search the website for more information on this). Today we are going to discuss about the broiler starter mash feed formula for the female…

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Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Male Broilers)

Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Male Broilers)

Practically everything created by God is made up of two genders (Male and Female), including poultry birds. In poultry farming, when we talk about Layers as the female, we also talk about the Cockerels as their males. Meanwhile in broilers, there are male and female broilers and they posses some unique characteristics which slightly differentiate them from others (as discussed in our previous topics, you can search the website for more information on this). Today we are going to discuss about the broiler starter mash feed formula for the male…

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Different Systems of Rearing Rabbits

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

There are basically three systems of rabbit rearing widely known and adopted, and they include the following: 1. Free Range System: It is one of the easiest ways to raise rabbits, by letting them run around, find their own food, mate as they want, and when you are hungry you can easily trap one for food. This is free range system. However good it is, it comes along with disadvantages, yes the disadvantages are discouraging; -very difficult to handle rabbits -there is easy disease outbreak, eg. Ear canker -uncontrolled breeding/inbreeding…

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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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