The Life-Span of Farm Animals

The Life-Span of Farm Animals

This implies how long farm animals can live before they die naturally. Well, being food animals, it is difficult to predict this because almost all of the time they are not allowed to reach its full age before they are being slaughtered. Therefore, knowing their life span may be difficult. However, I have seen some farm animals like Sheep and Goat of five years and Cattle of fifteen years before. The Life Expectancy of Farm Animals What is the relationship between the size of an animal and how long it…

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Goats eating Nylon and What you should do

Goats eating Nylon and What you should do

Of recent I got a question from a ruminant farmer that says “I discovered that my Goat ate a lot of nylon and is now very sick. What can I do? Well most of the time, animals that eat nylon usually die. The only option is surgery with which the nylon can be brought out of the animal. The reason why most farmers hardly do this is because of the cost of surgical operation most of the time higher than the cost of the animal itself. Lolz! However, if the…

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How to Identify and Treat Poisoned Animals

How to Identify and Treat Poisoned Animals

When it comes to poisoned animals or animal poisoning, there are many signs that may show that an animal is poisoned. These signs depend on the type of poison and the extend of poisoning. In severe cases, the animal may just die suddenly without any previous sign. At other times in animal poisoning, the animal may how in like vomiting, diarrhea, and may foam before eventually death if left unattended to. How to Handle a Poisoned Animals This depends on the nearness of your consultant. If he/she is very near,…

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Inbreeding and it’s Effect in Pig Farming

Inbreeding and it's Effect in Pig Farming

Farmers today let’s share about inbreeding, one of the commonest vices in pig farming. Meaning of Inbreeding: This is the mating animals of the same breed that are closely related. Inbreeding is the mating of individuals that are related. In the strict sense, all members of a breed are related. As a result, any seedstock producer is practicing some inbreeding. Therefore, we generally reserve the term inbreeding for the mating of animals that are more closely related than the average of the breed. This usually happens to farmers when starting…

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Types of Pig Feeds and When to Feed Each

Pig Feeds

There are different types of pig feeds that exists in pig farming business and the appropriate time and the right age that each of them can be served to your pigs because the different stages of pigs have different required nutrient specification and therefore they should be fed on different feeds according to the nutrient requirement and the age of the pigs to be fed. Pig feeds accounts for about 60-70% of the cost of pig meat production. It is, therefore, important to get the formulations and rations right at…

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Pig Farming Step-by-Step Beginners Guide

Regarding pig farming, Pigs are omnivore’s animal, which means that they consume both plants and animals. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves, grasses, roots, fruits and flowers. In confinement pigs are fed mostly corn and soybean meal with a mixture of vitamins and minerals added to the diet. They are reared for meat and production of some snacks, the baby pigs are called piglets. Pig rearing is one of the lucrative businesses in agriculture under livestock husbandry because pigs give birth to piglet’s at large numbers.…

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How to Setup Your New Pig Farm- Beginners Guide

The Different Species of Pig

Here’s a comprehensive guide on How to Setup Your New Pig Farm as there are certain procedures or processes that must be followed when setting up a successful pig farm especially if you are about starting out for the first time as a beginner. 1) Securing a Good Location The first step in setting up a new pig farm is by securing a good location. When choosing a site for raising your pigs, it’s important to select a non-residential area due to the unpleasant odors involved in raising pigs so…

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The Different Species of Pig

The Different Species of Pig

Today we are going to discuss about the different species of pigs we have along with their unique features and characteristics. Below are the different species of pigs we have around the world as well as their different unique characteristics: 1) Yorkshire Pig They are characterized with the following: 1) They are white in color. 2) They have erect ears. 3) Their average litter size is 13 pigs per sow. 4) They have a slow growth rate. 2) Berkshire Pig They are characterized with the following: They are black and…

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Business Opportunities in Pig Farming Around the World

Business Opportunities in Pig Farming Around the World

Pig farming, is a branch of animal husbandry which is referred to as the process of breeding and raising domestic pigs for personal or commercial purposes. Pigs are largely originated from Africa and they belong to the genus “Sus” meanwhile the domestic pigs raised are descendants of their ancestors. It may surprise you to know that pork (pig meat) is the most widely consumed meat in the world, followed by poultry and beef. Surprised, right? The value of trade in pig products around the world runs into billions of dollars…

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Best Management Practices for Weaners (Young Pigs)

Introducing “Agric4Profit Pig Farm Set-Up"

The 3 weeks period immediately after weaning is very critical for the young pigs because a number of stresses may be encountered. After weaners have overcome the stress of weaning and are feeding properly, deworm them for the first time. Group the pigs according to age and size other than age alone. This provides an opportunity to record their feed consumption up to the time of selection at around 5 months and enhances the determination of feed efficiency. If you don’t group your pigs according to age and size, you…

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