The Age Different Ruminant Animals get to Heat

Heat or oestrus in ruminant animals is the period when the female will accept the male and mate. There are signs which mark oestrus in all ruminants. Recognising when the female is on heat means you will know when to put her with the male or use artificial insemination. The age ruminant animals come to heat largely depends on their management. However, goat and sheep are supposed to come on heat normally after six months while cow should do same after a year. It is usually good to mate them…

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Number of Ruminant Animals to start with

Some farmers always ask me “How many ruminant animals do you recommend that I start my farm with? Well, the number of ruminant animals you can start with largely depends on your capacity in terms of space and finances. Mostly, money spent on ruminant farm is spent on their housing and purchase of foundation stock. Their feeds are relatively cheap because they do well on grasses mainly and then concentrates. So, count the cost of housing and then purchasing the animals also budget some funds for feeding and with that,…

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