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It has been said over time that feeding alone accounts for close to or a little over 60% of animal production, whether ruminants or non-ruminants The act of making the animals have access to the feed is called  FEEDING. Today, there are many ready made feeds available, some companies are at the top of this ladder, companies like Top Feeds and the rest. Some private feedmills do produce their own feed for commercial Purposes, and reports show that their feeds are quite okay. Today, we will be discussing how to formulate feed for poultry and pigs. To adequately formulate feed for your animals, the following should be put into consideration. - Age of the animal - Nutritional needs of the animal. - Availability of the raw materials - Cost and quality of the raw material. Poultry feed is divided into Chick mash should contain 20-24% crude protein and 2800-2900kcal of energy Starter feed 20-24% crude protein and 2900-3100kcal of energy Growers feed should have Protein content of about 16-17%


                                                     Pig production has come a long way in the world and in the tropics, as the years went by different breeds of pigs have been developed from pre existing ones. Today, there are scores of different breeds of pigs in the world. The business is a very lucrative one that is worth billions of dollars as we speak many are into it on  small, medium and large scales. Pig meat is the most consumed meat in the world as at now. Pig farming is also called HOG farming, according to wikipedia pig farming is the raising and breeding of domestic pigs as livestock and is a branch of animal husbandry. Pigs are farmed principally for food i.e. pork (general name of the meat from domestic pig ), Bacon (salt-cured  pork), Gammon (salt cured meat from the hind leg of a domestic pig). Other types of processed, cured pork are: Proscuitto, sausage etc. The branch of cooking devoted to prepare meat products from pig is called Charcuterie (wikipedia).           


A happy new year to you all, trust you doing great. The last time we had a post here was last year. To start this year, we want to take a good look at some lessons learnt from the poor sales experienced by many poultry farmers last year especially during the festive season. Alot of complains have ensured from the poor sales farmers witnessed during the last festive season as result of this and more, we have compiled some lessons we have learnt which we believe will help to forestall a re-occurrence. There was less money to spend: Compared to previous seasons where many people had money to buy as much birds as possible for the festive season, this past year, due to the effect of the COVID-19 and the poor state of the economy, many people could not afford it, some even saw it as a luxury, alternative means were sought.  Many people reared birds themselves: I don’t know if you noticed that some people took the risk and reared some birds themselves hoping to reduce cost, they might not hav


  Hello great farmer, trust you and your birds are doing well. Have you ever wondered why some birds did not grow or perform well? Have you ever wondered why some farmers make use of one booster or the other to make their birds grow fast? Well there a number of factors why this happen, in as much as we all want our birds to grow quickly, I have never supported the use of BOOSTERS and some unethical methods. Before we go into the ways of making your birds grow fast, here are some reasons why your birds might not be growing well. THREE REASONS WHY YOUR BIRDS ARE NOT GROWING WELL 1.  Poor stock : T he parent stock or hatchery operations was/were faulty, with this, there is little you can do  order than to give your best management to them.   As such, it is expected you get your birds from reliable hatcheries with good track records of supplying quality birds. 2. Poor Feeding : B irds are garbage in garbage out, they respond to what you feed them , feeding alone accounts for over 60% of th


  Welcome, trust you are doing well and business is going on quite well. This time, we are going to talk on a very important topic in poultry production. How to keep your birds laying optimally. Some years back, when birds start laying and they hit 50% production, they start paying for their feeding but as at now, with the high cost of poultry feed/feed ingredients, your birds will need to lay around 60% to be able to pay for their feeding. This has made it quite imperative for you to ensure your birds lay optimally. The term OPTIMAL means most desirable outcome under a restriction expressed or implied. The ways to keep your birds laying optimally 1.  Get good stock/brood your birds well : If you are buying birds from another farm, be sure the birds are well vaccinated, weigh up to 1.5kg at 18 weeks and are very healthy, these attributes determine a whole lot in the laying journey of your birds. If you are raising them from day old, be sure you don’t joke with their brooding and rearin


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