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Vaccination Schedule in Sheep and Goat

Vaccination Schedule in Sheep and Goat: Prevention of disease plays a major role in increasing profitability in a sheep or goat farm. Vaccination against infectious diseases is an important component of health management. Vaccination schedule for Sheep:- Disease Age and booster doses Route Remarks Foot and mouth disease 6-8 weeks;repeat every 6-9 months s/c or i/m depending on the vaccine …

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Loan Information for Sheep and Goat Farming

1. NABARD is an apex institution for all matters relating to policy, planning and operation in the field of agricultural credit. It serves as refinancing agency for the institutions providing investment and production credit for agriculture and rural development. It promotes development through a well organised Technical Services Department at the Head Office and Technical Cells at each of the …

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Sheep Farming Project Report in India

Sheep Farming Project Report in India:- Here you can find  and download the  complete sheep farming project report in india which may include from Buying tips to Marketing Sheep.It also includes information about Bank/NABARD Loans, Govt of India Agriculture Subsidies for Sheep Farming, Disease management and Vaccination Schedules along with Fodder Management. It also explains about Sheep  housing Requirements and Breeding Sheep. …

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How to Take care of Pregnant Sheep or Goat

How to Take care of Pregnant Sheep or Goat The pregnant animals ewes should not be handled frequently. The ewes/does in advanced stage of pregnancy should be separated from the flock and effective care should be taken in their feeding. Extra feed during the later part of pregnancy (3-4 weeks before parturition) will be beneficial for the condition of the …

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Various Methods of Goat and sheep Mating

Hand mating In this system the females are allowed to mate one by one. In this system a ram or buck will not be allowed to mate more than three ewes/does in a day.  Advantages: This method ensure the expected time of lambing / kidding This system allows the farmer to know that the animal has actually bred. This system …

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Points to consider in Goat and Sheep Breed Selection

Points to be considered in the selection of sheep breed or goat breed: It is better to purchase a goat/sheep with 2 dental ages. The females should possess a long preferably low set body, roomy hind quarter, well-formed pliable udder, active foraging habit and good mothering instinct. The females having poor milking capacity, over short or undershort jaw, broken mouth, …

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Formulas for Breeding in Sheep and Goats

Breeding in Sheep and Goats The male female ratio is 1:20. Young males can be put in to experienced older ewes and older rams to younger ewes will help in better mating. Inbreeding should be avoided. The males should be replaced or exchanged once in two years to avoid inbreeding. Breeding ewe of indigenous breeds should be 18 to 24 …

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Fodder-Feed Production for Sheep and Goat

Legume Fodders:- 1. Cowpea / Lobia – Thattaipayuru / Karamani It is an annual crop. This crop is grown in tropics, sub-tropics and warm temperature regions. It is grown for feeding in green form, for hay making or for ensiling in mixtures with sorghum or maize. It can be grown during kharif, Rabi and summer seasons.  It is suitable for …

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Common Terms used in Sheep and Goats

Sheep and goats are important species of livestock for India. They contribute greatly to the agrarian economy, especially in areas where crop and dairy farming are not economical, and play an important role in the livelihood of a large proportion of small and marginal farmers and landless laborers. The productivity of Indian sheep and goats is low, yet considering the …

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Indoor sheep kidding and Diseases

kidding in sheep: Vaccinate Dams against the cloistral diseases in good time to ensure protection of the progeny. Use other vaccines only after veterinary recommendation or based upon the previous years’ experience. Ensure good quality nutrition of the dams in last third of pregnancy, including attention to any extra mineral supplements that may be required. The housing must be dry, …

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Hygiene at Sheep and Goat Farming

Hygiene at Sheep Farm and Goat Farming – Safeguarding Health and more: Good husbandry is the key to success, and good hygiene is an integral part of good husbandry. This must start pre-lambing or kidding, to prepare the dams, and their environment, so that the progeny have the best and safest possible start in life. Sheep and goats are never …

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Sheep Rearing Business in India For Dummies

Sheep Rearing Business.

Sheep Rearing Business: The following content details about sheep rearing business in India. Sheep can be reared as free range (where there is no shortage of land) or under housing inside a shed. It is a very important component in dry land farming system. With very low investments can be made in to a profitable venture for small, marginal farmers and …

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Indian Sheep Breeds Information Guide

Indian Sheep Breeds : The following write-up explains about different sheep breeds available in India. The country has about 40 breeds of sheep out of which 24 are distinct. They vary from the non-woolly breeds of sheep in the Southern Peninsular region mainly kept for mutton and manure to the reasonably fair apparel wool breeds of the Northern temperate region. …

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Sheep Diseases and Control

Sheep Diseases and Control  Management:- Sheep-Pox Epidemiology : Sheep-pox is a highly contagious disease.It causes a mortality of 20 to 50 per cent in animals below the age of 6 months, and causes damage to the wool and skin in adults.Of the pock diseases, sheep-pox ranks only second to human small-pox in virulence.The disease is transmissible to in contact goats …

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Pit Silage for Sheep or Goat Farming

Steps involved in making Pit Silage Dig a shallow pit on slightly sloping ground. The depth of the pit should decrease from the higher side of the sloping ground to the lower side giving a wedge-like shape. Dimensions of the pit depend on the amount of forage to be stored. In order to store 20 bags of fresh forage, you …

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