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  2 Cross Breeding Problem to Avoid
Posted by: FarmKing - 01-29-2015, 08:37 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

When breeding animals to improve the new generation, below are 2 things to avoid:
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1. Don't mate a big male breed with a small female breed that have not given birth for the first time. If you do the female will have difficulty while giving birth because the foetus is too big for her size.
2. In order to retain the natural resistance of the native breed, a maximum of 75% foreign bloodline must be maintained.
Note: if you want to upgrade an animal, you use a foreign male breed and mate him with a local female breed, not the other way round.

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  Coccidiosis vaccine side effect?
Posted by: FarmKing - 01-29-2015, 08:01 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

I was thrilled when I discovered that there is a vaccine for coccidiosis, but I'm wondering how effective it is, regarding the fact that there would be severe consequencies if the vaccine fails. How safe is the vaccine is compare to the traditional way of dealing with coccidiosis?

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  CATFISH MANUAL
Posted by: infotainment - 01-29-2015, 11:44 AM - Forum: Aquaculture - Replies (16)

Dear All,
the attached manual could be of help to catfish farmers and affter reading pls lets come back here to discuss the workability,of the hatching techniques used in the manual

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  Benefits of Aspirin for Birds
Posted by: FarmKing - 01-28-2015, 03:29 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Aspirin can be given to birds to help them cope with sickness. Dosage is five 325 mg aspirin tablets in one gallon of water (or about 25 mg/lb body weight per day). Give it to them throughout the illness period.

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  High-Performance Agriculture: How it Can Increase Your Garden Yield By Eight-Fold
Posted by: FarmTech - 01-21-2015, 12:05 AM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

High-performance agriculture is providing plants with the environment and the nutrition they need to allow them to express their inherent genetic potential. When you do this, you’re not altering a plant’s yield; you’re just allowing the plant to fully express its inherent yield potential. For example, tomato seed has the genetic capacity to produce 400 to 500 pounds of fruit per plant. But every time that plant is exposed to any level of stress throughout the growing season, that potential harvest is reduced.

When we give the plant nutritional supplements, the reality is that we are not increasing yields; we are simply preventing those yields from being lost. The source says that the foundation of plant’s health really boils down to two things:
Plant nutrition and soil biology

Satisfying these 2 requirements will result in healthy plants that are able to ward off insects and diseases. Yield will also increase dramatically and the plants would be able to survive a wider range of climactic changes. Plants need at least 64 different minerals and trace-minerals for optimal growth.

One of the most potent strategies that can be used to improve plant health is compost tea.

Quote:While there are a variety of ways to make compost tea, you typically use a volume of water, certain sugars for nutrients, minerals, along with certain bacteria or microbes. The mix is then aerated using a pump, as the beneficial organisms require oxygen to survive. The tea is typically grown over 24 to 48 hours, and then you apply it directly to the soil on a regular basis.

An ideal compost tea is composed of tens of thousands of different species of bacteria, along with fungi and protozoa that actually digest the bacteria. This type of tea compost can address both of the main components necessary for maximum plant performance, i.e. mineral nutrition and optimized soil.

The minerals are actually created through the microflora in the soil, as follows. The soil bacteria, fungi, Actinomycetes, and a variety of other soil microbes feed on these soluble sugars and amino acids. They also extract minerals from the soil mineral matrix and use them to build their own bodies. As that microbial population cycles and regenerates, the minerals that are contained in their bodies are then released and become available for absorption by the plant. Again, this is very similar to the way that fermented vegetables or probiotics improve your own digestive and overall health.

BioChar, which is charcoal used as a soil amendment, can be used to improve the soil structure and encourage the growth of beneficial microorganisms. Producing BioChar involves slowly burning biomass, such as wood and other plant materials. The slow burning produce charcoal that has an incredibly high surface area.


Long term use of NPK fertilizers is bad for the soil:
Quote:While many soluble NPK-type fertilizers produce rapid, noticeable plant response, they significantly suppress the soil microbial community because they’re essentially electrolytes, and when applied to the soil, they increase the electrical conductivity of that soil, which results in a burnout and a suppression of the soil microbial community. So, long-term, this simply promotes soil destruction and decreases your ability to grow healthy plants.


Source: High-Performance Agriculture Can Increase Your Garden Yield Eight-Fold

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  plantain plantation
Posted by: infotainment - 01-19-2015, 08:36 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (7)

Any body,in the house that can give a detailed info on plantain farming. from scratch to marketing of it.

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  Molasses Dosage for Chickens?
Posted by: Kiwi - 01-17-2015, 10:45 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (13)

I’ve read about the health benefits of molasses for birds. But I can’t remember the dosage.

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  What do Rabbits Eat?
Posted by: Kiwi - 01-17-2015, 10:41 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (6)

Hello evryone. I heard that some feed can poison rabbits, so I’ll like to know what they can safely eat. And what can kill them.

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  Have you Ever Seen Snails Fighting?
Posted by: Kiwi - 01-17-2015, 10:38 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (6)

Can we say snails are the only animals in the whole world that does not fight? But before we say that, have you ever seen snails fighting?

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  Hatching vs Buying DOC
Posted by: Charly - 01-17-2015, 10:30 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

I’ve been wondering, why buy day old chicks when someone can just hatch their own?

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  Eating Dead Chicken
Posted by: Charly - 01-17-2015, 10:29 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

Is it healthy to eat a well cooked dead chicken?

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  Ants Attack in Snailery
Posted by: Manihot - 01-17-2015, 10:21 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (14)

I intend going into snailery – the free range method of housing. But soldier ants will be my greatest enemy. How do I deal with them without killing the snails?

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  Rabbit Cage Question
Posted by: Donk - 01-16-2015, 11:14 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

I salute all oo, pls What is the best gauge of wire for rabbit floor?

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  What is the difference Between Ventilation and Draft?
Posted by: Sendrix - 01-16-2015, 11:06 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

In animal housing you'll hear them saying that ventilation is good but you should avoid draft. what is the difference between the two?

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  What causes blood spots in eggs?
Posted by: Hilux - 01-16-2015, 10:53 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

What causes blood spots in eggs?

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  Soil Test
Posted by: Trimex - 01-16-2015, 10:44 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (3)

Where can I do soil test in Nigeria?

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  Cricket Growth Rate
Posted by: Trimex - 01-16-2015, 10:43 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

How long does it take a baby cricket to reach adult size?

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  Are quail Eggs really medicinal?
Posted by: Trimex - 01-16-2015, 10:20 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

I’ve heard and read about so many claims of 100s of diseases quail eggs can cure, but are all these really true or just snake oil?

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  Can Shell-less Eggs Be Eaten?
Posted by: John@ - 01-16-2015, 09:22 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

Just wondering.

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  Wormer without Egg Withdrawal
Posted by: John@ - 01-16-2015, 09:20 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

Anyone knows any wormer you can give to laying birds without having to throw their eggs away?

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