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CBN Announces N1.5mn Non-interest Loan for Youths in Agriculture

The Central Bank of Nigeria Tuesday announced a non-interest credit facility for Nigerian youth with the objective of engaging a minimum of 370,000 youths in agricultural production across the country over the next three years. According the CBN, the Participating Finance Institutions (PFIs) will act as its agents in disbursing the financing to the beneficiaries, which shall be in kind.…

Hatchery management

Successful hatchery management depends on the right tools to monitor the needs of the egg and chick, and properly trained staff to measure and react to those requirements. Despite advances in modern technology, the best tools available to hatchery workers remain their own sense of sight, hearing and smell. Initial identification of a problem is down to individuals recognizing the…

How To Take Care of Birds In Heat Period

Every farmer must endeavour to adjust to every temperature change because the temperature of birds generally requires attention to avoid losing birds as a result of heat stress. Farmers are adviced to have good thermometer to enable them know when temperature changes. Animals that live in captivity do not fully develop their instinct to cope with heat, which is why…

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Why Most Poultry Farmers Suck at Poultry Farming

The word ‘suck’ is a term used for referring to something that is bad. That is, something done without the commensurate or expected result…  According to urbandictionary.com, the term originated from jazz musicians. The early Jazz musicians would say that someone could really "Blow" if he had a good sound when playing thehorn...  If he couldn't play very well, then they would say…

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Important Food Ingredients For Layers

There are very important ingredients that must be present in layers’feed and they include; SaltCalciumVitaminsProteinProteinWater Salt: Every animal needs salt. If you subtract salt from the food list it will reduce the egg production rate. Most of the animal’s food contains salt in the form of sodium chloride. It doesn’t contain any iodine. Sodium is an important nutrient which plays…

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Poultry Farm Equipment and Their Uses

Many poultry farmers still do not know that there are better and standard poultry equipment that can give better productivity and also ease stress in the poultry activities while some who are new in the field may not know what and what to put in place as they go into the business. So it is imperative we know our poultry…

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Worm Infestation and Treatment

Worm infestation is a very delicate issue in poultry but unfortunately many poultry farmers neglect it at times. ROUTINE poultry worming is important to producers of commercial flocks and keepers of back-yard poultry. With the number of free-range flocks increasing, parasitic worms have potentially become more of a threat in commercial flocks in recent  times.  some small-scale farmers may not know…

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This Season of Heat Stress in Poultry

Heat is produced by essential bodily processes (metabolism) which include maintenance, growth and egg production. Heat production is affected by body weight, species and breed, level of production, level of feed intake, feed quality and, to a an extent, by the amount of activity and exercise.Heat is generated when there is an increase in temperature may be as a result…

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Good Feeding Management Practices in Poultry

There are good feeding practices that farmers abuse, thinking that they are not necessary,  while sometimes they do or neglect them ignorantly and along the line they encounter problems such as reduced weight, disease outbreak,  poor growth etc. There are some good feeding practices that seems common but they are very important, some say you can apply common sense, but at times…

HOW TO MANAGE and CONTROL PESTS IN YOUR POULTRY FARM

Pest’s management practices in poultry Pests are those creatures that are not wanted in the poultry environments especially, inside the poultry house. Pests are unwanted creatures because they fight against the progress of the poultry farmers by destroying the health of their birds which is their main target in business. Some pests are more deadly than some diseases. Every farmer…

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