Mandya Sheep / Bannur Sheep Breed Profile

Mandya Sheep Profile: MANDYA Sheep (also known as Bannur and Bandur*): a) Mandya Sheep Distribution. Mandya district and bordering Mysore district of Karnataka. b) Mandya Sheep Numbers. The total sheep population in the Mandya distribution area, according to the 1972 census, was 0.372 m, and according to the 1977 census, 0.329 m; there was thus a slight decline. The actual number …

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Life cycle feeding of Ewes

Feeding  of Ewes Feed represents the single largest cost in all types of sheep production. A ewe’s nutritional needs are not static. What and how much to feed a ewe depends upon many factors, including the ewe’s age, weight, and body condition, along with her stage and level of production. Climate and exercise can also have an effect on nutritional …

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How to Manage Ewes at Weaning

Ewes at weaning /Lambs at weaning:- Weaning of ewe or lamb  is a crucial time in the management of ewes and sheep. It is the practice of removing from sheeps the milk diet provided by the ewe (or a milk replacement diet). From the milk diet, sheeps are moved onto forage or grain-based diets. The separation can be stressful for …

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Advantages of Sheep Farming

Advantages of sheep farming / Benefits  of sheep farming:- 1.       Multi-faceted utility : meat, wool, skin, manure, and to some extent milk & transport … helps it to play an important role in the Indian agrarian economy 2.       The production of wool, meat and manure provides three different sources of income per year 3.       Since the two major products of sheep …

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Bannur Sheep are in Excellent Demand

Bannur sheep also called Mandya sheep are in great demand across the state, especially Bangalore, pushing up the prices further. Market economics has taught Kuntuppa that he should sell his flock of Bannur sheep during Bakrid season. “Bannur breed always fetches us good sum. The prices have doubled this time,” the farmer from Bandur on Mysore-Mandya border explained. Known for …

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Advantages of Goat Farming

Advantages of Goat Farming:- 1.       The goat is a multi-purpose animal producing meat, milk, hide, fiber and manure. In hilly areas, goats are also used for hauling light loads. 2.       Goats have very few demands of housing and management. They hardly need separate housing and happily share their homes with their owners or with other Livestock. 3.       Goats can …

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Breeding in Goats – Schedule

Breeding in Goats:- Age at mating : Does may be mated at 12-15 months age so that they kid at the age of 17-20 months. The average gestation period is 151±3 days. Bucks of 18-24 months of age may be used to serve 25-30 does; and when they attain full maturity at the age of 2-2½  years, may be allowed to serve …

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Breeding in Sheep – Schedule

Breeding in sheep *Schedule    A. SHEEP Age at mating : Sheep normally attain good growth at about 24 months (range 18-36) of age. Breeding too young ewes results in more weaklings and higher lamb losses. It is desirable to use rams for mating from the age of 2 years till the age of 7 years. Mating season and estrus cycle : Sheep …

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Nutrient management plan on sheep

Nutrient management plan on sheep farms:- One of the most important aspects of any animal-based agricultural operation is having an effective waste management plan which reaps the benefits and helps reduce the risks associated with the use and disposal of animal wastes. Improper manure management can have a detrimental effect on water quality.Manure management regulations are created and enforced by …

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Top 10 Formulas for Feeding Ewes

Feeding Ewes -Top 10 Formulas: Feed represents the single largest cost in all types of sheep production. A ewe’s nutritional needs are not static. What and how much to feed a ewe depends upon many factors, including the ewe’s age, weight, and body condition, along with her stage and level of production. Climate and exercise can also have an effect …

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