Category: Farming

Oct 12

Beginners Guide For Keeping Chickens

Have you ever considered raising your own backyard chickens? Today is #NationalFarmersDay, and in celebration of farmers everywhere and anyone who has ever had a spark for farming, we have a guide for everything a beginner needs to get started keeping chickens. Chickens have been domesticated for most of human history, and remain a mainstay …

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Jan 21

The Best Rabbit Food for a Healthy Diet

The right diet keeps rabbits healthy, whether you are raising house pets or breeders. While this is true, the type of rabbit food to provide depends on the animal’s life stage. In general, rabbits thrive on a 16 percent protein diet. Nursing mothers and their kits need at least 18 percent protein. The effects of …

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Aug 06

Natural Goat Care

Therefore, natural care for goats requires that proper structures should be built to house these goats as well as finding the best conducive environment in other to yield the best results. Environment Goats need some kind of shelter whether it is a small barn or shed. Although they do well in cold environments they can …

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Jun 11

Raising Baby Ducks – Joyful Activity For Kids And Family

Raising baby ducks is indeed, a powerful pastime and really entertaining pursuit for your lovely kids, because the kids get amused by touching, seeing, looking the ducks. When these ducks go around at different locations, the children also prefer to chase them, the children begin moving, taking part in and viewing these ducks and significantly …

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Jan 31

Guide to Raising Sheep – Simple and Straightforward Tips to Know Before You Raise Sheep

This is a simple and straightforward guide to raising sheep. Animal Care Sheep need fresh water, plenty of grass, and lots of open space to move about. Sheep also need to be vaccinated to protect them from diseases. They also need shelter to keep them from getting wet especially in cold and humid weather. They …

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Jan 31

Breeding Sheep – A Beginner’s Guide Before You Start Raising Sheep

Sheep husbandry or breeding sheep is the act of breeding and raising domestic sheep for the purpose of harvesting its milk, wool, or meat. The top sheep producing countries in the world are: Australia, New Zealand, Iran, United Kingdom, Turkey, Syria, India, Spain, Sudan, and Pakistan. These countries have the most favorable climate and environment …

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Jan 31

Feeding Sheep The Right Way – Nutritional Needs For Raising Healthy Sheep

Today we will talk about the proper nutrition for your sheep. Sheep get most of their nutritional needs from the following in no particular order: – Hay – Silage – Grains – Pasture Hay is a good source of food for feeding sheep especially when pasture is readily available. This usually happens when the weather …

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Jan 31

How to Raise Sheep – 5 Things to Consider and What You Need to Know When Raising Sheep

Before anyone can start raising sheep, they first have to know for what purpose they would like to raise sheep. Would it be for wool? Meat? Milk? Most farmers settle on only one as specific breeds are often specialized in their uses. While there are breeds that are good for dual or cross purposes, they …

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Jan 31

Raising Sheep for Wool – All You Need To Know

Raising sheep for wool was the major income source for sheep breeding in the early 1900s. But as the value of wool as a commodity started to decline, farmers and breeders adapted, raising sheep for wool specifically for niche marketing. Fleeces sold to specialty markets or hand spinners will fetch more as opposed to being …

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Jan 31

Keeping Sheep – Easy Tips Before You Take Up the Challenge of Raising Sheep

Keeping sheep is an activity that calls for much attention and careful consideration. Most people take up the challenge of keeping sheep as means of livelihood because of several advantages: 1. Sheep may produce good quality wool for sale; 2. Sheep are also known to be prolific milk and cheese producers; 3. They can also …

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