How long concentrates should be stored before feeding them to Ruminant Animals

How long concentrates should be stored before feeding them to Ruminant Animals

Often times, ruminant animal farmers ask: for how long can the concentrates to be fed to my ruminant animals be stored before it becomes unfit for the animal’s consumption? Well, this depends on how long the ingredients have been stored before milling. Ideally, feeds should not be stored for too long to prevent contamination which will affect the animals. I do recommend a maximum of two weeks for storage of feeds to be served them. This may however vary depending on the freshness of the feed ingredients. Storing forages would…

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How to Market your Matured Fishes for Profit

How to Market your Matured Fishes for Profit

I have all the resources to do fish farming and I am highly interested, but marketing and them when they reach maturity is my fear. How do I solve this? I am happy that you are interested and you have the necessary resource then marketing is not a problem at all. As a beginner, all you need do is to start small, associate with those who have been in the business before and always carry your consultant along. All these will link you up with available marketing your fish most…

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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Fish Farming Business

Factors to Consider Before Starting a Fish Farming Business

Fish Farming is one of the main aquaculture farming practices of most farmers across the globe prefer because it is profitable and creates a better business opportunity. Making money in fish farming is easy but with a price! You have to be exceptionally careful when starting a fish farm and follow the right procedure which will make you succeed. Factors to consider before starting a fish farming business include all the circumstances, details, facts, determinants and influences that contribute to successful fish farming. Whether you are already into fish farming…

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An Estimate on the Cost of Raising 1,000 Fishes to Market Size

How to Prevent Cannibalism in a Fish Pond

The estimate of how much you will spend on 1,000 fishes depends on so many factors. These include the type housing (whether concrete or earthen pond) the type of feeds used (whether important or local) and feeding and all other management procedures. It also depend on the size you want them to reach before harvesting them. However for them to reach an average weight 1kg,you are likely to have spent between 150 and 200 per fish, so, you can multiply this by number of fish you want to produce so…

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Factors to Consider when Selcting your Fish Farming Site

Factors to Consider when Selcting your Fish Farming Site

I want to buy a swampy area mainly for fish farming. What will you advise that I consider before buying it? It is not all swampy area that will support fish farming during dry season. Some are swampy only in rainy season and as such, may not be the best for fish farming unless you don’t want to be an all year round farmer, So be sure of the state of that land. Also, the security of the area, how easy will it be for water to flow to. you…

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Earthen Pond Management in Fish Farming

Earthen Pond Management in Fish Farming

I know a place where many earthen ponds have been dug with the aim of renting it to people. is it advisable for me to rent one? According to your question, it means many of you will have ponds on the same parcel of land. Well, as good as the idea seems the major problem you are going to face there is that of insecurity because making provision for security in such a setting will be too cumbersome. Some of the farmer may also be thieves. From similar experience, it…

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How to Prevent Cannibalism in a Fish Pond

How to Prevent Cannibalism in a Fish Pond

Cannibalism which is the term used to describe the eating of fish by another fish is a very common phenomenon in Catfish fingerlings (a 3-4 weeks old fry measuring 3-4 cm) and juveniles ( an 8 week old fish) production. Catfish cannibalism increase so much when they are left for a long time in the pond without periodic sorting and this will always end up causing shortage to the fish farmer because the number of fishes he/she will sell at last will become very low compared to the number of…

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How to Control Cannibalism among Fishes

How to Control Cannibalism among Fishes

The major causes of fish feeding on one another (cannibalism) include: overcrowding underfeeding and putting fish of different size together, If your fish of different size together, if your fish pond is overcrowded, the smaller fish will not have enough space to escape predation and so can easily be eaten up by bigger ones. Underfeeding will encourage cannibalism. Naturally, if you put fish of different sizes in the pond, there is this tendency that the bigger will feed on the smaller. Factors That Encourage Cannibalism among Fishes As natural as…

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Reasons why Your Fishes Don’t Grow

How to Prevent Cannibalism in a Fish Pond

Have you heard or experienced something or question like this: I have been feeding my fish for the past four months but they never developed, what do you think is responsible for this?… Well i have so many times which is why i decided to discuss about the issue today. Many things could be responsible, it could be that you are not feeding the fishes properly, the quality of the fish feed may be poor, and your water management may be defective. Also very importantly, it may be as result…

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How to know the Best Breed of Fish to Raise

How to know the Best Breed of Fish to Raise

In determining the best breed of fish to raise for profit, the source you are getting the fish from is very important. To get a very good breed, you should not go to just anywhere and buy your fish fingerlings or juveniles. Get those who have been in the business before involved or carry an expert along before going to purchase your fish. This is one of the way by which you can be sure of getting good breed of fish. Deciding on what species of fish to raise is…

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