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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