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  Sheep Feed Formulae
Posted by: Henlus - 07-31-2019, 09:56 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

In this post, I'll be sharing some useful feed fprmulae for sheep. I made this collection from various academic researches.

1. Forage Feed Fmla for Lambs


In an experiment with Javanese thin-tail lambs and Kacang kids, a diet of elephant grass and tree legume forage or wilted cassava leaves gave a growth rate of 50g/day ( Javanese thin-tail lambs) and 20g/day ( Kacang kids). Sheep can grow faster than these. But this is still another fmla worth trying out since it is cheap.

If it work for those sheep species, it will probably work for other species, though result may be different.
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Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323008872_Evaluation_of_Performance_and_Potential_Development_of_Local_Sheep_in_Kaliangkrik_District.

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  Goat Mineral Lick Fmla
Posted by: Henlus - 07-31-2019, 09:33 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

In addition to grass and concentrate, goats need minerals as they are critical for growth and general wellbeing. Here is a sample mineral lick suitable for goats.

Bone meal: 50%
Trace mineral mix: 10%
Molasses: 5%
Cement: 13%
Salt: 22%
(Seng sokerya and Rodriguez 2001)

Note that goats that have access to lots of diverse plants will likely meet their mineral requirement. But if your goats are penned, they will need minerals to perform better.

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  How West African Dwarf Lambs Grow
Posted by: Henlus - 07-29-2019, 08:43 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

Initially, they grow fast until they reach 5 months old. Then it slows down until adult weight is reached. Growth rate varies from 20 to 200g per day depending on feed quality.

After a period of under feeding, they will grow faster than normal if feeding is improved. This is called compensatory growth.

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  Goat Feed Formulae
Posted by: Henlus - 07-21-2019, 09:30 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (16)

Below is a feed formulae that can make goats to grow at a rate of 54g per day:
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70% Gliricidia sepium, 30% Cassava peel (dried under the sun to remove toxin) and salt lick.
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A 6 months old goat weighing 6.1kg was used in the experiment. When growing at this rate, the goat will gain 19.8kg in 1yr, ataining 25.9kg. When killed and deboned, we'll be left with 13.2kg meat, considering the fact that goats normally have 51% dressing percentage.
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Pictures of Gliricidia

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Image source: http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Gliricidia+sepium

   
Image source: https://www.feedipedia.org/node/552

The pic below is Leucaena leucocephala from wikipedia. It is another good legume tree for ruminants.

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Experiment Source: https://books.google.com.ng/books?id=BAGDAHBkWoMC&pg=PA300&lpg=PA300&dq=6+months+goat+70%25+Gliricidia+sepium,+30%25+Cassava+peel&source=bl&ots=dpt_Aq31SJ&sig=ACfU3U12pjXHQzxA937aABKEnIGrA-EHAw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjglZL3t4PkAhVCtHEKHfIvAFYQ6AEwBHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=6%20months%20goat%2070%25%20Gliricidia%20sepium%2C%2030%25%20Cassava%20peel&f=false

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  My Son Wants To Be A Farmer
Posted by: PandaLover - 07-15-2019, 10:29 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

I just want to share my son's homework the other day. Their teacher asked them what they want to be when they grow old. He drew a farmer because he wanted to be one. When I asked him, he said it's because he loves plants and he wants to take care of them. He also wanted to help people by giving them food using the plants he grew. I just found it really cute. If you have any related stories, please feel free to share!

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  Paraquate in maize farm
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:53 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

Hello all. Pls can I apply paraquat to weeds in a maize farm without bad results? What are the herbicides i can use in a maize farm?

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  Cigarette spray for fall armyworm control
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:49 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

Will it work? Considering the fact that cigarette contains nicotine, a pesticide.

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  Prunning okra good or bad
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:44 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

Just like cucumber and pepper, should okra be prunned to increase yield and prevent them from reaching over 6ft tall?

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  Safe Insecticides and fungicides to use during harvest
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:40 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

I have been searching for safe insecticides and fungicides one can use during harvest time of vegetables. I don't want them to contaminate the produce due to their bad health effect. Pls anyone that knows should list them here.

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  Dry Season Maize
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:32 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

Pls who know the maize variety that will do well during the dry season? In the south east to be specific. Thanks.

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  Whitefly-resistant plants
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:29 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

Good evens. all. Pls who knows plants that can survive whitefly infestation? That pest is a big problem in dry season when farming is more profitable.

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  Where can i get whitefly sex pheromone?
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:25 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

Pls does anyone know where I can get whitefly sex pheromone? I want to use it to attract, trap and kill whiteflies. They said it is effective.

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  Diy Phosphoric Acid
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 04:21 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - No Replies

I have read about the good fungicidal activities of phosphoric acid. So I'm wondering if i can make it myself by combining bone ash (rich in phosphate) and acid. Are my getting it?

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  Preparing Fertilizer Solution for Plants
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 03:16 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - No Replies

Watering plants with a solution of NPK in water is one of the fastest ways of supplying nutrients to young plants that have not develop enough roots. But what I will like to know is the quantity of NPK needed per liter of water. Too much fertilizer will kill the young plant. Pls can anyone help?

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  Liquid Manure Killing plants
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 03:10 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

I once soak manure in water for 3 days and spray on some plants and those plants almost died. Was the concentration too much or what? Experience farmers pls come in.

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  Whiteflies-worst dry season pests
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 03:05 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

I noticed that whiteflies are problematic especially during the dry season. What is the best way of controlling them?

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  Prunning Pepper
Posted by: FarmKing - 05-28-2019, 03:01 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

When is the right time to start prunning pepper. Is it before or after transplanting?

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  Fall Armyworm Organic Control
Posted by: Henlus - 05-18-2019, 11:36 AM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - No Replies

Every maize farmer knows what fall armyworms can do. There are chemical control methods but due to their risks - cancer, organ damage, etc - organic control methods are welcomed if they are effective. Some sites recommended neem oil, nimbecidine or Mix 85g of crushed garlic with 50ml of vegetable oil and add 10ml of liquid soap. Mix 50ml of the garlic and vegetable oil emulsion with 1l of water, shake thoroughly before spraying.
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Problem is, I don't know how effective these will be and I don't have access to neem oil and nimbicidine. So I have only the 3rd optionto try out and tell you guys the result.
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If you know any effective organic control methods, pls share.

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  When to start given my layers layer's feed
Posted by: babsadiq - 05-12-2018, 07:21 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (6)

Pls Admn I want u to enlight me on when to start given my layers chicken with layer's feed after I have seen egg for like a week now . Thanks for always been there

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  Different btw white and red maize
Posted by: babsadiq - 03-22-2018, 08:15 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

pls can someone differentiates btw d uses white and red maize on concentrate. And secondly what is the diff btw concentrate of 30% and that of 40% . Thanls

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