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    Thread: Biogas from Chicken Manure
Post: RE: Biogas from Chicken Manure

Ikowa5 Wrote: (02-18-2015, 06:48 PM) -- @ all, how do we go about it? Becos dis topic is very interesting -- "The best way to start is by starting". I have been reading up literatures, watch vid...
ASOKEM Livestock Farming 11 12,477 02-19-2015, 02:03 PM
    Thread: Advice on Poultry Pen construction
Post: Advice on Poultry Pen construction

Hello House, I'm about to commence the construction of a poultry pen (our 1st) a 30ft*120ft to house about 3,200 birds. The total cost required, as provided by the carpenter & bricklayer, is abo...
ASOKEM Livestock Farming 3 4,234 02-19-2015, 07:05 AM
    Thread: Imported battery cage is better than the local version
Post: Imported battery cage is better than the local ver...

Considering the use of any asset on the farm, some factors come into mind. First of course is the cost- how much resources is available to the farmer to acquire the asset. This goes a long way to d...
ASOKEM Livestock Farming 2 3,807 02-19-2015, 06:56 AM
    Thread: Brown or Black Layers?
Post: RE: Brown or Black Layers?

Henlus Wrote: (11-26-2014, 08:18 PM) -- Blacks lay larger eggs than browns. But blacks are more affected by heat when it's hot (black color attracts heat). Blacks start laying at a later age than bro...
ASOKEM Livestock Farming 7 7,905 02-18-2015, 01:02 PM
    Thread: How to manage as an "Absentee" farmer
Post: How to manage as an "Absentee" farmer

I'm about to commence operations on a layer-poultry farm (5,000-bird take-off). Owing to the nature of my job i can not afford to be there expt for weekends. I'm aware this is a challenge, but ever...
ASOKEM General Discussion 1 4,085 02-18-2015, 12:43 PM
    Thread: Plifering on the farm- A major killer of investment
Post: Plifering on the farm- A major killer of investmen...

Agric business is generally know to be profitable. People start one arm or the other of agriculture for several reasons- some for passio, others see it as a mainstream investment. To both group of ...
ASOKEM General Discussion 2 4,819 02-18-2015, 12:39 PM
    Thread: Market for Table-size Catfish
Post: RE: Market for Table-size Catfish

Manger Wrote: (02-09-2015, 09:27 PM) -- Beer parlors, event organisers, hotels, entertainment venues etc. -- You could also process into smoked-fish and package for sales.
ASOKEM Aquaculture 5 5,803 02-18-2015, 07:08 AM
    Thread: How Will You Control Snakes?
Post: RE: How Will You Control Snakes?

Henlus Wrote: (02-07-2015, 09:36 PM) -- I'll prefer guinea fowls and peacocks. These two can deal with snakes - and you can also eat them, unlike cats. -- The use of guinea-fowl/peacocks might be l...
ASOKEM Livestock Farming 23 20,603 02-18-2015, 07:06 AM
    Thread: Biogas from Chicken Manure
Post: RE: Biogas from Chicken Manure

Henlus Wrote: (11-16-2014, 09:47 PM) -- I'm planning to. But I hope you know that chicken manure alone can't do the job. That's because of the high nitrogen content and low carbon content. For biogas...
ASOKEM Livestock Farming 11 12,477 02-17-2015, 08:49 PM
    Thread: THERE IS "SCARCITY" OF LABOUR
Post: THERE IS "SCARCITY" OF LABOUR

Dear farmers, I believe that though Nigeria churns out a great army of graduates from several tertiary institutions scattered all over the country, my little experience has shown that the required ...
ASOKEM General Discussion 1 3,436 02-17-2015, 08:13 PM
    Thread: Hello Everyone
Post: RE: Hello Everyone

Henlus Wrote: (11-08-2014, 09:23 PM) -- I'm the administrator of this forum. This is where you introduce yourself. Tell us anything about yourself - course of study, business etc. For example I'm a p...
ASOKEM Introduction 11 11,577 02-15-2015, 03:40 PM