Direct Effects of Climate on Animal Production

Direct Effects of Climate on Animal Production

There are certain climatic factors that affects animal production, Therefore we are going to discuss about those direct effects of climate change on animal production and ways to handle them below: The Tropical Environment and its Moderating Factors The tropical region lies between the latitudes (tropics) of Cancer and Capricorn in the north and south of the Equator. By its geographical location, the region is expected to be uniformly hot all year round, but this is not so, A number of environmental factors moderate the hotness of the region such…

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List of Problems Confronting Livestock Production

List of Problems Confronting Livestock Production

A number of constraints confront the livestock industry and impedes its growth and development. Some of the most limiting factors are listed and discussed as follows: 1) Nutrition and Feed Supplies on Livestock Production The provision of feed that is adequate both in quality and accessible to animals all year round is the most outstanding problem of livestock production in Nigeria. The natural range resources that form the primary source of nutrients have been observed to rapidly increase in nutritive value at the onset of rains and decline shortly thereafter.…

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Factors that affect African Land Snails Survival

Factors that affect African Land Snails Survival

Human activities constitute the largest threat, followed by climatic conditions that affect the snails’ biodiversity and population of snails in snail farming in a given region. They include: – Deforestation i.e. the falling of trees for various purposes such as urbanization, road construction, building of industries, houses and schools. – Use of pesticides, fertilizers, nematocides by crop farmers in weeds and nematode control in the farming. The use of agro-chemicals such as pesticides in crop production also contributed in the change in the soil pH and the snail’s ecosystem and…

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The Concept of Animal Production on Agriculture

The Concept of Animal Production on Agriculture

Animal production is an aspect of agricultural production and there are different types of agriculture. Agricultural science is simply defined as the art and science of crop, animal and fibre production for human consumption. In the study of the broad subject of agriculture, they can have different specializations ranging from agricultural economics, Farm machinery and some other aspects of agribusiness which enhances agricultural development. As a branch of agriculture, animal production deals with production of domesticated animals other than pets and game animals. As a subject matter it has roots…

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Comprehensive Guide on How to start Cockerel Farming Business

Comprehensive Guide on How to start Cockerel Farming Business

An adult male chicken is called a “rooster” and an adult female is called a “hen.” Roosters are larger, usually more brightly colored, and have larger combs on top of their heads compared to hens. Chickens can fly but because they are heavy, they can only go about 60 meters (200 ft). They have bad senses of smell and taste, but good hearing. They scratch and claw at the ground, looking for food. Baby chicks can eat and walk without help soon after hatching but they still need help keeping…

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Feed And Nutrition Management for Cattle

Feed And Nutrition Management for Cattle

On today’s discussion, we are going to look at the Feed And Nutrition Management for Cattle. It’s very essential that you give the right quantity and type of feed to your cattle. The success of your cattle fattening business depends on the ability of the cattle to gain weight and to produce high quality beef. These factors are affected by the quality and quantity of feed. The proper feeding techniques will ensure that the cattle will grow and utilize the feed efficiently and produce good quality beef. This will maximize…

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12 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER POULTRY PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL

12 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER POULTRY PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL

Your poultry performance is very important to us because achieving good bird, barn and gut health requires operational excellence and attention to detail. A combination of quality nutrition, veterinary guidance, and increased consideration of barn and bird management will help to ensure birds have the best possible chance to perform at their maximum potential. The acronym “FLAWS” has commonly served as a reminder to check feed, light, litter, air, water, (bio)security, sanitation, space and staff. FLAWS actually serves as a detailed approach to best management practices, not only during brooding…

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The Different Types of Fertilizers and How they Work

The Different Types of Fertilizers and How they Work

Let us look at the different types of fertilizers and how they work. Fertilizers are chemical substances supplied to the crops to increase their productivity and these are used by the farmers daily to increase the crop yield. The fertilizers have the essential nutrients required by the plants including nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. They enhance the water retention capacity of the soil and increase its fertility. Fertilizers are economically beneficial to farmers. They expedite plant growth and are not so expensive to procure. The plants also have a superior appearance…

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The Different Types of Manure and How they Work

The Different Types of Manure and How they Work

Today we are going to be discussing about the Different types of manure and how they work. Manure can be mainly grouped as farmyard manure, green manure, and compost manure. Different types of manure contain 26% solid. The solid portion and liquid portions are segregated/broken/loosened and the solids are used for bedding. The carbon content and other elements can be used to generate different biofuels. Manure contains a large number of fibers. The undigested animal feed, straw, sawdust, and other bedding contains a lot of fiber. The followings are some…

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