The Recommended Protein Source ingredients for Pigs

The Recommended Protein Source ingredients for Pigs

The following are recommended levels and maximum inclusion rates of protein source ingredients in the rations for pigs. Soy Beans and By-Products: Soy protein has a very high lysine content, which make this protein source very valuable. It also contains an Anti-Trypsin Factor (ATF), a growth stunting component that disturbs the protein digestion. It can be eliminated by toasting the soybean.  It’s crude protein content ranges from 36%- 43 % depending on the varieties and other environmental factors. Sow can take up to 15%, Fatteners not more than 10%, to…

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List of Animal Feed Raw-Materials and their Uses

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Maize bran: this is an energy feed source. It is low in protein but high in crude fiber and thus can be fed up to 15%, fatteners up to 30% and sows up to 30%. The high-level crude fiber in feed has negative effect on digestion. Wheat bran: this also provides energy to pigs. It has level of protein, lysine and methionine but very high in crude fiber and the Maximum amount of it allowed in sow feeds is 25%; Fatteners feed should not contain more than 15% because of…

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Feed Formulation Method for Rabbits

Feed Formulation Method for Rabbits

Feed Formulation literally means the act of calculating the best combination of different feed ingredients so as to meet the nutritional requirement of the rabbit using the minimal cost. We have different groups of rabbit feeds. They include; Weaners/ growers pregnant does Lactating does Breeders Pet rabbits But most of the manufacturers can be found in most parts of the Rural Areas where Rabbit Farmers can be found to formulate one type of rabbit pellets The most important nutrients in a rabbit diet is the energy, protein, fat and fibre.…

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Cockerel Production, Breeds and Benefits of Cockerel

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Poultry farming in one of the lucrative farming enterprises in most countries in Agriculture sector. Poultry meat mainly comes from two sources: broilers and cockerel. The small poultry farmer prefers to rear cockerel than broiler because of low cost and lesser susceptibility to disease compared to broiler production. Cockerels are raised in both urban and rural areas. Cockerel is a male chicken under one year of age. Benefit of Cockerel Production or Farming The meat is tasty and well-accepted There is no taboo against eating of the meat It can…

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Pig Feeding and Feeds

The Recommended Protein Source ingredients for Pigs

Feed is a single largest item on every budget in commercial pig farming accounting for at least 65% of the total cost of producing a pig and therefore correct feeding in terms of quality and quantity is Paramount. If feeding is correct, pig farmer’s profits and income will definitely become low and sometimes him in operating in deficit. A pig farmer should aim at minimizing the production costs if he or she is to maximize the profitability of this enterprise. Most farmers usually say that the concentrate feeds are very…

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Introduction to Paternal and Maternal Breed of Pigs

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In pig breeding we have what we call paternal and maternal breeds. Yorkshire and Landrace are the main maternal breeds used globally while the main paternal breeds include Duroc, Pietrain and Hampshire. During breeding, Landrace (LL) is crossed with Yorkshire (YY) to produce First Generation (F1) gilts (LY) that are sold as parent stock to pork producers in order to produce market pigs. The pork producer will need a terminal sire with both good carcass and meat quality characteristics. Usually Duroc is taken as the best choice so the market…

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Best Ways of Managing Gilts/Sows for a Profitable Pig Enterprise

Best Ways of Managing Gilts/Sows for a Profitable Pig Enterprise

Today we are going to be discussing about the management practices of gilts and sows, including managing Insemination and managing Estrus. A gilt is a young female pig and a sow is a reproductively active female pig. We are going to talk about them in two categories: 1. Grandparent stock Sows (GP) 2. Parent stock Sows (PS) Grandparent stock sows are purebreds used in crossbreeding programs while Parent stock sows produce pigs for growing for pork. Therefore, parent stock sows are usually got after crossbreeding GP sows. The gilts and…

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Interesting Facts about Cauliflower you must Know

Amazing Surprising 10 Facts About Cauliflower

There are some interesting facts you may not be aware of concerning Cauliflower. For instance, Do you know that: 1. Cauliflower can grow from 8 to 30 inches both in height and width. 2. White head looks like a miniature tree on the cross section. It consists of densely packed curds. 3. Cauliflower is an excellent source of dietary fibers, vitamins C, K and vitamins of the B group and minerals such as manganese, potassium and magnesium. 4. Head is usually 6 inches wide and has 2 to 3 pounds…

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The Basic Pillars of a Successful Pig Business

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There are some basic factors that one must consider when running a pig farming business which will in return make his/her pig farming business successful. Here on this article, we are going to be regarding those factors as the basic pillars of a successful pig business. Some of these factors include the following: Genetics Feed Management. This VIDEO below also went in detail to explain more about the behaviors of pigs, ideal management practices, ideal housing design and many more. You can watch the video for more visual information’s about…

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Ways to Prevent Vaccine Failure on your Poultry Farm

Ways to Prevent Vaccine Failure on your Poultry Farm

As a poultry farmer, one basic thing you need never to joke with on your poultry farm is Vaccinating your birds at the right time using the right quantity of vaccine required for the right quantity of birds. Whether they are Cockerel, Broiler or Layer birds you are raising, they all have their different vaccination programs according to the type. Click here for Cockerels Vaccination Program, click here for Broilers Vaccination program and Click here for Layers Vaccination Program. Meanwhile, adequate care must be taken while vaccinating your birds to…

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