Artificial insemination and Heat Detection in Pigs

Artificial insemination and Heat Detection in Pigs

Artificial insemination refers to the introduction of either frozen or fresh semen into the female reproductive tract of an estrus pig using a catheter to achieve conception. Its very unfortunately that sometimes non estrus pigs are inseminated due to inadequacy in knowledge on heat detection/ heat signs by both farmers and technicians. The semen must be got from a proven sire that is free from diseases and other detects especially the congenital defects. AI requires a higher level of management than natural mating. Also, there is a greater chance of…

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Amazing Surprising 10 Facts About Cauliflower

Amazing Surprising 10 Facts About Cauliflower

Cauliflower is like that one shy person that kind of melds into the crowd at a party. It doesn’t have the striking color of a carrot, nor the great reputation of broccoli. However, once you get to know cauliflower a little better, you’ll soon discover its true value. Due to its somewhat bland appearance, it’s often overlooked in favor of other vegetables and that’s a shame. Let’s give it some deserved attention, shall we? For starters, check out these 10 surprising facts about cauliflower. 1. Cauliflower Can Be Used as…

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Reasons why your Chicks Grow Feathers very Fast

Reasons why your Chicks Grow Feathers very Fast

Some farmers believe they are just unlucky having birds that bring out feathers just too often and instead of seeing the fleshy muscles what you see is feathers. If you have taken your birds to the market to market yourself, you will understand that buyers are very selective when it comes to buying chickens. Buyers would pay #1500 in Nigerian Currency for a chicken they see full-fleshed but refuse to pay the same amount for a full feathered bird of the same age and weight. If you ask me, I…

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The Different Types of Snail Food

The Different Types of Snail Food

Snails are vegetarian and will accept many types of food. All snails will avoid plants that have hairy leaves or produce toxic chemicals, like physic nut (Jathropa curcas). Young snails prefer tender leaves and shoots; they consume about twice as much feed as mature snails. As they get older, mature snails increasingly feed on detritus: fallen leaves, rotten fruit and humus. Older snails should be fed the same items as immature snails. If a change in the diet has to be made, the new food items should be introduced gradually.…

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Different Materials used for building Snail Houses

How to Choose a Snail Farming System

Snail farming is a very lucrative business, not just is it less capital intensive, it also have a huge profit potential. Today, we are going to be discussing about some of the materials that can be used in building snail houses depending on their cost and available, they include: 1. Decay and Termite-Resistant Timber: In West Africa favorable tree species are iroko (Milicia excelsa, local name – odum), opepe (Naucleadiderrichii, local name – kusia), or ekki (Lophira alata, local name – kaku). While in South East Asia poles can be…

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