New study finds clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat

For how long can Ruminant Animals be starved? Find out

In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analyzing data from around the world, the team reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and meat, especially in terms of fatty acid composition, and the concentrations of certain essential minerals and antioxidants. Publishing their findings today in the British Journal…

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Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk

Sheep Milk Production, The ideal Time to Take Ruminants out for Grazing

Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, yet consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Today, Americans consume 10 to 15 grams of omega-6 for every gram of omega-3. Previous studies have shown that consuming organic beef or organic dairy products lowers dietary intakes of omega-6, while increasing intakes of omega-3 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), another valuable, heart-healthy fatty acid. In a collaborative research project including the University of Minnesota, Johns Hopkins University, Newcastle University in…

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Different Varieties of African Eggplant and their Characteristics

Different Varieties of African Eggplant and their Characteristics

African Eggplant is sometimes called “bitter tomato”. It gives very typical fruits, generally flattened and deeply ribbed. It can be grown all year round but results are better during cool and dry season. About 500 years ago, British traders introduced the African Eggplant, a fruit they had encountered along the coast of West Africa to Britain. These fruits were whitish, with a green hue, shaped like eggs, with a slightly bitter taste and spongy texture. Around the same time, a purple-hued, oblong-shaped eggplant was making its debut in British cuisine.…

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The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

The effect is that if the size of the feed is smaller for the catfish size, it will cause feed wastage as the fishes will consume more than they would have consumed if given the right size of feed as smaller size of feed will not give them satisfaction on time. However, serving the fishes with bigger size of feed can choke them up in the throat and may lead to their death. There will be low consumption of feeds as swallowing will be affected. Therefore it is better to…

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Sowing Guide for Different kind of Crops

Sowing Guide for Different kind of Crops

A crop is a plant or plant product that can be grown and harvested for profit or subsistence. By use, crops fall into six categories: food crops, feed crops, fiber crops, oil crops, ornamental crops, and industrial crops. Every crop farmer must be aware of the specie he/she wants to cultivate, the average number of seeds, the quantity for sowing per hectare and the crop density (Number of plants per hectare). This will help the farmer understand what his or her expectations are from the crops to be planted. Below…

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The Sizes of Feeds to give Catfish at a Particular Age

The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

I want to assume that your catfish are juveniles. If yes, they will be around 6-8weeks of age. At this age, 2mm of imported feeds is recommended. As they keep growing and from experience, I have come to conclude with the sizes that correspond to their age especially if they are from good source and are responding well to their feeds. For instance: 2mm at 2months, 3mm at 3months, and 4mm at 4months etc. However, the type of feed should also be considered, for instance the size of 8mm coppens…

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The Quantity of Feed CatFish Eat at a Time

The Quantity of Feed Fishes Eat at a Time

The quantity of feed to feed your catfish at a time varies from time to time based on their age. The older they grow, the more the quantity of feed they take. Averagely, to reach 1 kg weight, it is expected that a fish would have consumed 1 kg of feed. Thus, to know the amount of feed to give at a time, you have to divide 1 kg of feed into the number of months you want to raise them and then spread it into each day bearing in…

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Recommended number of times to feed Catfishes daily

The Effect of giving Smaller or Bigger Size of Feeds to Catfish

Well this depends on how busy you are if you are the one feeding the catfishes yourself. However, feeding them three times in a day is ideal. Create a feeding time for them and adhere to it. In any case, if it will be anything less, feeding them less than 2 times a day will not bring out the best in them. So, in a nutshell, feed them for a minimum of 2-3 times per day and expect a better result but be careful not to overfeed or polute their…

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Advantages of Imported Catfish Feeds over Local Feeds

Advantages of Imported Catfish Feeds over Local Feeds

Imported catfish feeds have some advantage over the local which includes: most imported feeds are floating feeds and thus do not contaminate water easily compared with local feeds which are mostly sinking feeds/pellets. Also, being floating pellets, imported feeds are not usually wasted as most of them can stay on the surface of the water for more than two hours, thus making them to have access to it unlike sinking pellets. In terms of nutrient value, imported feeds are more nutritious than the local feeds. Thus may be due to…

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