Fodder- What and What Not to Feed Goats

What and What Not to Feed Goats: Among the ruminant animal goat is one of the most useful animals because of its multi functional utility. It gives us not only milk, meat and skin but also it is easy to rear. The success of goat farming depends on food management. For this reason, a farmer should know goat food management …

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Goat Farming with Stall feeding is Profitable

How and Why Goat Farming with Stall-feeding is Profitable? :- Stall-fed goats can ideally fit into the intensive integrated farming system (IIFS). The small animals are the most efficient converters of farm and crop residues into excellent organic manure. Several farmers are successfully running stall-fed goat farms and they have found that such an integrated farming venture is most productive …

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Silage Making Process for Sheep and Goat

Silage Making Process: In this article let us discuss about quality storable feed making process. Silage is a fermented feed resulting from the storage of high moisture crops under anaerobic conditions in a structure known as silo. When the green is stored in an airtight silo its fermentation by microbes result in production of lactic acid, acetic acid and formic …

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How to Examine For Disease in Sheep and Goat

Disease in Sheep and Goat: Purpose : Identification of animals in the early stages of sickness can aid the farm manager in restricting the spread of disease in the flock and initiating treatment at the earliest. Spotting of sick animals Sl.no. Parameter Healthy animal Sick animal Sheep Goat 1. Look of animal Alert Dull 2. Head Raised Bent downwards 3. …

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Common Diseases in Sheep

Common Diseases in sheep : Morbidity and mortality are the two important factors resulting in heavy losses in sheep production and improvement programs. Prevention is always better than cure as it is a lot cheaper. This has special significance with sheep as they seem to respond less to treatment when sick than other livestock species. Diseases in sheep can be broadly …

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Sheep Farming Operations – Monthly Schedule

Monthly schedule of sheep farming operations:- The study of farm routines enables proper scheduling of various farm activities on a sheep farming  and goat farming. It also aids in the optimum utilization of labour and resources, and higher returns through efficient management practices. The monthly schedule of various sheep farming operations with twice a year lambing or shearing pattern under …

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