Natural Mating VS Artificial Insemination: Find out which is Better

Often times, Ruminant farmers always want to know which method is better between Natural Mating and Artificial Insemination. Well, if the semen to be used in Artificial Insemination are well preserved and handled, it could be better because a single ejaculate can be used to mate as much as 20 or more females while in natural mating, it is a male to a female at a time. Also the fertility rate is higher with Artificial Insemination (A.I) than with Natural Mating because in Artificial Insemination (A.I) one is also 100%…

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Find out which of the Ruminant Breeds is better to raise

The Answer to this question depends on a lot of factors: ranging from First, is the purpose for which the animals are to be raised. For example: is it raised for meat or for milk production? Secondly, is the farmer’s interest or likeness, example: which breed exactly is the farmer interested in raising. Third is the initial capital because purchasing and managing exotic breeds of ruminants could be costlier than those of the local breeds. Also the area/place where the animals will be raised will also be considered before deciding…

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Popular Breeds of Ruminant Animals

Generally, ruminant breed ranges from local breeds to exotic (imported) breeds. The local breed of cattle include: White Fulani, Ndama, Muturu, Sokoto Gudali, Zebu etc. while the exotic breeds include Holstein, Fresian, Brown Swiss, Jersey etc. Breeds of Goat include: West African Dwarf Goat, West African Long-Legged Goat, Red Sokoto, Numibian, Sudan Desert and Sannen while Breeds of Sheep include: West African Dwarf Sheep, Ouda, Yankassa etc. See also: The possibility of Raising Ruminants both for Fattening and Reproduction on the same Parcel of Land

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