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Increasing production of local chickens (Summary)

Increasing production of local chickens (Summary)

October 11, 2021

Local chickens often produce few chicks because of various reasons. To improve both eggs and chick production, there are some simple measures you can take. By producing more local, healthy chickens, you can better feed your family and make some money.

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Natural ways to keep chickens healthy (Summary)

Natural ways to keep chickens healthy (Summary)

September 29, 2021

Dirty drinking water, unclean surroundings, and improper food cause many diseases in chicken. Clean the coop area and remove the poop and spoiled feed every day. You can purify the drinking water with turmeric powder or potassium permanganate. Feed chickens a balanced diet. Add some garlic or onion to the feed to build up their immunity. Leaves of bitter medicinal plants help to prevent intestinal parasites. Deworm the chickens with the help of papaya sap, betel nut or pomegranate fruit peel. Prevent calcium deficiency by giving the chickens some lime or crushed eggshell. Tie a small bouquet of aromatic leaves in the hen house to repel external parasites.

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Fattening sheep and goats (Summary)

Fattening sheep and goats (Summary)

September 28, 2021

Usually, farmers fatten male sheep and goats because they grow faster. To fatten the animals, it is important to find the right animals. To fatten sheep and goats, also give them protein rich feed for about 3 to 6 months. Along with good food, you must also make sure that the animals are kept in a healthy environment. Vaccinate and give them deworming tablets every three months to help keep them healthy. 

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Making balanced feed for dairy cows (Summary)

Making balanced feed for dairy cows (Summary)

September 22, 2021

Based on how much milk each cow gives you can calculate the amount of balanced feed needed for your cows. You should also feed your cow green grass each day. This helps to increase the total quantity of milk as well as the amount of fat in the milk. It is also good for their digestion.

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Housing for pigs (Summary)

Housing for pigs (Summary)

September 17, 2021

Farmers in Uganda started taking care of pigs in their sties because of problems with the pigs that were free roaming. Farmers would not know where the pigs had gone and what they had eaten or whether they had contracted any disease.

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Management of Newcastle disease (Summary)

Management of Newcastle disease (Summary)

September 14, 2021

In this audio podcast, we will learn how to recognise Newcastle disease, and the signs, causes, prevention, control and management of this devastating disease.

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Spineless cactus for fodder (Summary)

Spineless cactus for fodder (Summary)

September 13, 2021

Cactus pads are rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorous and magnesium, and have moderate levels of protein and fibre. You can start harvesting cactus pads one year after planting and harvest pads every 4 months as per your needs. Cactus will give fodder for more than 20 years.

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Natural ways to manage bloat in livestock (Summary)

Natural ways to manage bloat in livestock (Summary)

September 9, 2021

Bloat is caused by eating too much wet grass during the rainy season. In the stomach, the wet grass ferments and releases gas which becomes like bubbles and cannot escape. It is also caused by a sudden change in diet or by eating overripe or fermented fruit, young sorghum leaves and vegetables like cabbage or cauliflower.

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Herbal medicines against mastitis (Summary)

Herbal medicines against mastitis (Summary)

August 30, 2021

Mastitis makes the teat painful, so cows do not want to get milked. If not treated soon, the other teats will also become affected and the udder may get damaged. When a cow has mastitis, her milk is not good to drink.

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Managing aphids in beans and vegetables (Summary)

Managing aphids in beans and vegetables (Summary)

August 20, 2021

You can easily control aphids by using some organic practices, such as sprinkling ash, spraying a neem solution or planting trap crops.

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