How To Make A Pomegranate Tree or Plant Produce Fruit

Pomegranate Tree

Every year I get many folks asking questions regarding their pomegranate tree or bush and why isn’t bearing any fruit. There are several reasons why and things you can try or do to get the fruit coming. Know that you don’t need more than one pomegranate tree. Pomegranates are self-fruitful but the flowers must be pollinated for the tree to bear fruit. First things first…   If you have an established (4 years and older) that is not producing any fruit, the first thing you need to determine is what type…...

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Cow Milk Production

Cow Milk Production

Cows only produce milk after they have given birth, and dairy cows must give birth to one calf per year in order to continue producing milk. Typically they are artificially inseminated within three months of giving birth. These high-production cows produce milk on average for less than three years, after which they are culled and their meat used for beef. The average lactation period for a dairy cow is 305 days. In that time a cow can produce around 22,000 pounds of milk. At 8.6 lbs of milk per gallon,…

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Sheep Milk Production

Sheep Milk Production

If you are looking to raise dairy sheep for milk then you are also probably interested in the topic of sheep milk production. You have to be aware of the fact that different breeds of sheep will produce different quantities of milk but the breed of sheep is not the only factor in the quantity of sheep milk that a ewe will produce. In order to understand how much milk a sheep produces it is probably a good idea to understand cow milk production and goat milk production as well. A…

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How Often to Clean a Ruminant Pen

How Often to Clean a Ruminant Pen

How often should the ruminant pen be cleaned? This is a question of hygiene which is very paramount to the health and general welfare of the animals. It is necessary that housing is swept and the dungs packed daily. However, washing the housing units with soap and water should be done occasionally depending on the type of housing constructed for them. Washing the housing units once a week is not a bad option as this will help improve the general well-being of the animals. Read Also: Ruminants Grazing Techniques –…

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Ruminants Grazing Techniques – Suitable Methods

Ruminants Grazing Techniques - Suitable Methods

In agriculture, grazing is a method of animal husbandry whereby domestic livestock are used to convert grass and other forage into meat, milk, wool and other products, often on land unsuitable for arable farming. Farmers may employ many different strategies of grazing for optimum production: grazing may be continuous, seasonal, or rotational within a grazing period. Longer rotations are found in ley farming, alternating arable and fodder crops; in rest rotation, deferred rotation, and mob grazing, giving grasses a longer time to recover or leaving land fallow. Patch-burn sets up…

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