If you’re a small scale farmer in Zambia, you’re probably familiar with raising ducks. Just like chicken and turkey, duck meat is a good source of food and income.There are so many different breeds of ducks. But, there are three common and popular breeds in raising ducks for resale. These are the Pekin, Rouen and Muscovy. Of these three,… Read More Why you should raise ducks in Zambia
Do you ever have that one mean, troublesome and bullying chicken that disrupts the peace of the flock, pecking at the weakest chickens? Some even go as far as to pecking other chickens’ combs, and even worse, they peck them to death. If you have such a chicken, there are a few things you can… Read More What To Do About A Bullying Chicken
For dairy and beef cattle, there isn’t a single formula that provides an ideal diet. While there are guidelines for nutrition you should follow, the feedstuffs you choose will depend on your farm and what is available.
A pig with a cough is not a happy creature. Anything that causes irritation to the respiratory tract of your pigs can cause them to cough. Viral, bacterial or parasitic respiratory infections are the main causes of most coughs. But, non-infectious irritants such as inhaled dust, poor air quality or allergies can also coughing.
Yes, a pig has four toes on each foot but only walks on two. But, that’s not what I want to talk about. If there’s anything I love as much as raising pigs, it’s getting others hooked on raising pigs. And, that’s the aim of this article.
If you want to breed your goats, it helps to know about goat breeding behavior. Female goats don’t need a romantic dinner with champagne or whispers of sweet nothings to get it on. No sir! All she needs is little urine, some strange noises, a good tail wag and it’s on.
When raising pigs, you want your herd to be as healthy as possible. You don’t want to spend money treating diseases that could have been prevented. Also, you want to raise healthy pigs because they are more productive and profitable. The best way to do this is to ensure that they live in a well… Read More The Importance Of Ventilation When Raising Pigs
Raising quail is not only easy, but because they are less than half the size of chickens, they take less space, time or resources. However, quail are not as common as chickens in Zambia. Therefore, you may have to do a bit of work to find them. So, if you’ve never really considered raising quail, then… Read More Four Good Reasons To Start Raising Quail
If you’ve decided to raise pigs, you won’t be disappointed as it’s a very rewarding experience. Pigs won’t only make your bank account smile but they grow faster, and are usually both healthier and happier than other farm animals. Furthermore, there are not too many large scale pig farmers in Zambia. Thus, you’re on the… Read More Healthy pigs are happy pigs
If farming is your passion and you’re thinking about following your heart then poultry farming is a great place to start. Chickens are the least expensive, easy to care for and very rewarding. If you plan on buying baby chicks, the one question you should be asking yourself is whether you’re ready to be mother… Read More A few tips on raising chicks for eggs