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  Preventing serious digestive problem in Rabbit
Posted by: FarmTech - 02-25-2015, 07:37 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (6)

I just want to share with you one way in which you can prevent serious digestive problem in rabbits. If you’re feeding green feeds, never allow them to stand in a pile because they’ll soon become heated and ferment. This can cause serious digestive problems in rabbits. Lastly, to avoid spread of diseases, greens should be place in a manger and not on the floor where they’ll be soiled.

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  Wooden Rabbit Cages – Your Experience
Posted by: FarmTech - 02-25-2015, 07:36 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

Have you ever own a wooden rabbit cage? What was it like? Did the rabbits eat up the wood? How long does it last?

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  Effective Disinfectants Against Particular Bacteria and Viruses
Posted by: FarmTech - 02-25-2015, 07:27 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

I'll like us to make a list of disinfectants that are effective against certain viruses and bacteria. We know that it is not all disinfectants that are effective against some pathogens, so let's start the list.

For gumboro, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, chlorine and iodophore-based products are effective. Add yours.

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  Emergency Liquid Food for Sick Birds
Posted by: FarmTech - 02-25-2015, 07:21 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Do you have a sick bird that is so sick that it can't eat? Here is an emergency food to give to help it become stronger while taking her medication.

Sugar + Lemonade (non-carbonated) + milk + egg yolk + honey. If your sick bird(s) can drink, increase water intake by adding fruit juice to their water.

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  Advice on Poultry Pen construction
Posted by: ASOKEM - 02-19-2015, 07:05 AM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Hello House,

I'm about to commence the construction of a poultry pen (our 1st) a 30ft*120ft to house about 3,200 birds.

The total cost required, as provided by the carpenter & bricklayer, is about N1.9m.

Please how fair is this?

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  Imported battery cage is better than the local version
Posted by: ASOKEM - 02-19-2015, 06:56 AM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Considering the use of any asset on the farm, some factors come into mind.

First of course is the cost- how much resources is available to the farmer to acquire the asset. This goes a long way to determine the asset that the farmer acquires (affordability).

Also of importance is the durability of the asset, how long can this asset be put to a profitable use on the farm. An accounting measure of this is useful lifespan of the asset which ultimately determines the depreciation charged to the farm operations.

Of course the above discussion does not exclude consideration of the pupose of the asst, enviromental factors, etc.

So how does the decision to buy and operation of imported battery cages brings more benefit relative to the locally fabricated cages?

Let us reason together.

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  How to manage as an "Absentee" farmer
Posted by: ASOKEM - 02-18-2015, 12:43 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I'm about to commence operations on a layer-poultry farm (5,000-bird take-off). Owing to the nature of my job i can not afford to be there expt for weekends.

I'm aware this is a challenge, but every challenge is summountable.

What practical steps do you advise i take to succees as absentee farmer.

Please advise

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  Plifering on the farm- A major killer of investment
Posted by: ASOKEM - 02-18-2015, 12:39 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Agric business is generally know to be profitable. People start one arm or the other of agriculture for several reasons- some for passio, others see it as a mainstream investment.

To both group of farmers, pilfering by farm personnel could kill passion/drain investment.

Please let's delibrate on measures to put in place to curb this menace.

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  THERE IS "SCARCITY" OF LABOUR
Posted by: ASOKEM - 02-17-2015, 08:13 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Dear farmers,

I believe that though Nigeria churns out a great army of graduates from several tertiary institutions scattered all over the country, my little experience has shown that the required skill-set to combat hunger and make agriculture take its place of pride is very SCARCE.

Am I right or have not been patient enough?

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  Giving Papain to Chickens?
Posted by: John@ - 02-09-2015, 09:35 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

I hope you guys know about papain. It is gotten when unripe pawpaw is soaked in water overnight. The white liquid extract is papian. In man, I know that it aid digestion and it it used to make tough meat tender. In chickens, I think it also aid digestion. Are my right?

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  How Much Manure in A Day?
Posted by: John@ - 02-09-2015, 09:34 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

Good day people. Like how much manure will a chicken produce in a day? Just want to estimate how much fertilizer I can get.

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  Can eggs be frozen?
Posted by: John@ - 02-09-2015, 09:33 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

Hello everyone. During a glut, can eggs to frozen to preserve it for a very long time? And how economical do you think it is?

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  Are chickens in cages being abused?
Posted by: John@ - 02-09-2015, 09:33 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

There are various movements against the use of battery cages for poultry. They prefer free range rearing. These groups are so powerful that they have influenced some consumers to start buying products from free range and organic farms. There are even laws in place that force producers to put on their products their rearing method - whether organic, free range etc. Now I’ll like to know your thoughts about this, are chickens in cages really being abused?

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  Raising Chicken in Hot Climates?
Posted by: John@ - 02-09-2015, 09:32 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (7)

How do you beat the heat? Pls if possible I need cheap methods. I know about fans but that will be a huge cost to set up and running fans with generator is yet another thing.

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  Homemade Probiotics for Chickens?
Posted by: John@ - 02-09-2015, 09:32 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

Does anyone has a good recipe for homemade probiotics for chickens?

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  Keeping out Monkeys without Killing them
Posted by: John@ - 02-09-2015, 09:31 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (4)

In areas like Awka where killing monkeys are prohibited, What methods can one use to keep them out of the farm?

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  Which Type of Sawdust to Use for Bedding
Posted by: Charly - 02-08-2015, 10:30 PM - Forum: Aquaculture - Replies (4)

You know there are sawdusts that are small like sand and those ones that are bigger. Which one should be used in chicken house?

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  Market for Table-size Catfish
Posted by: Charly - 02-08-2015, 10:28 PM - Forum: Aquaculture - Replies (5)

Hello all, please what are the possible markets for catfish? Especially where I can sell in large quantity.

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  Will Chicken Wire Work in Rabbit Cage?
Posted by: Kiwi - 02-08-2015, 09:35 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

Is it possible to use chicken wire to build rabbit cage?

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  Eggs and Cholesterol
Posted by: Hilux - 02-08-2015, 08:54 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Does eating eggs increase cholesterol in the blood?

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