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Sheep 101: Wool production

Real men wear wool One sheepApproximately 90 percent of the world’s sheep produce wool. One sheep produces anywhere from 2 to 30 pounds of wool annually. The wool from one sheep is called a fleece; from many sheep, a clip. The amount of wool that a sheep produces depends upon its breed, genetics, nutrition, and…

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9 Impressive Health Benefits of Onions

Though all vegetables are important for health, certain kinds offer unique benefits.Onions are members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives.These vegetables contain various vitamins, minerals and potent plant compounds that have been shown to promote health in many ways.In fact, the medicinal properties of onions have…

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How Long Does It Take a Hazelnut Tree to Produce Nuts?

Hazelnut trees (Corylus avellana) are deciduous trees that thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9. The trees have a fast growth rate and reach heights of 15 to 40 feet with a spread of 10 to 12 feet. It is multi-trunk tree that is often pruned down to a single…

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How to Make an Avocado Tree Bear Fruit

Avocados are healthy and delicious, so it can be disappointing when your tree fails to produce a crop. The three species of avocados that are commercially grown are Persea nubigena var. guatamalensis, Persea americana var. drymifolia and Persea americana var. americana, all hardy in USDA zones 10 through 11. If you live in a colder…

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Chicken Brooder House – Complete Chicks Brooding Care Guide

A chicken brooder house can simply be referred to as an enclosure mainly used for providing shelter for young chicks

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The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable gardening at home is a great way to save money while you get up close and personal with nature. Planting one plant ($3 to $5), for example, can provide 10 pounds of tomatoes over the season. Growing tomatoes and other favorite vegetables or herbs from seeds can save you even more money. You’ll also…

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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber Fruit

Picture a glass of water filled with slices of cucumber…is there literally anything more refreshing? (Bonus points if you put those slices over your eyelids afterward.) But when it comes to eating cukes—do cucumbers actually have any nutrition benefits? Or is chowing down on cucumbers basically the same as eating iceberg lettuce?Good news, cuke lovers:…

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Economic Importance of Fish and Fish Products

There are so many economic importance of fish and fish products to mankind which we will be discussing about today

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31 Healing Powers of Bitterleaf (Vernonia Amygdalina)

Bitterleaf (Vernonia amygdalina) with African common names include grawa (Amharic), ewuro (Yoruba), etidot (Efik), onugbu (Igbo), ityuna (Tiv), oriwo (Edo),

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Anatomy of Fishes: Female Fish and their Reproductive Strategies

Fish anatomy is the study of the form or morphology of fishes either for a male fish or female fish.

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Female Fish and their Reproductive Strategies

Fish either female fish or male fish posses reproductive organs which include testes and ovaries. In most species, gonads are

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Comprehensive Guide to Dry Beans Production

IntroductionJuan Osorno, NDSU Dry Bean Breeder/GeneticistGreg Endres, NDSU Extension Cropping Systems SpecialistHans Kandel, NDSU Extension AgronomistKnown as a “nutritional powerhouse,” dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are a human food high in protein, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber, among many other nutritional traits. Dry beans are an important staple food in many areas of…

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4 Steps to help an Orange Tree Produce Sweet Oranges

Quick-draining soil Organic compost Fertilizer Orange tree seedling Pruning shears Orange trees require additional resources to bloom and bear fruit.Sweet oranges, or round oranges, are some of the most popular home orchard fruits in the country. These trees grow from 25 to 50 feet tall to provide dark green foliage, sweet orange blooms and a…

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Methods of Livestock Breeding in the Tropical Environment

The much wider gap between performance of tropical livestock species and those of the temperate climate demand a critical review

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Mechanism of Animal Body Defence against Stress

The concept of fitness of farm animal body extends from ability to survive now and withstand environmental demands in future,

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The Effect of Heat Stress on Animal Productivity

Generally heat stress result in increase in the blood volume and a decline in red blood count. However, longtime heat

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The Concept of Animal Energy Balance in the Physical Environment

With regards to Animal Energy Balance, since mammals and avian that form bulk of farm animals are homeotherms and hence

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