Good calf rearing is an important undertaking because the productivity of cattle is mainly influenced by the care it receives when young. Young stocks form the foundation of replacement stock, can be used to expand dairy stock and/or can be sold to generate income for the farmer. To achieve all these, the young stock should be fast growing, healthy, not costly to raise and have reduced mortality.
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You can make money raising commercial layers. This poultry house is designed to accommodate 200 birds. If more than 200 birds will be kept, the length of the house can be extended by 3.9 meters for every 100 layers. The materials indicated can however be replaced by any alternatives available in your locality if convenient and less costly.
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Many livestock farmers have raised enquiries about the best practices for a profitable zero grazing enterprise. Before dwelling on to this topic, livestock farmers should understand that zero grazing is not zero feeding.
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Many farmers income is lost due to production of low grade milk. This can be avoided if farmers learn to produce acceptably high quality milk. Clean milk does not only constitute physical cleanliness (flavor, smell, and color) all which can be easily accessed.
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Making Hay is one of the best ways to increase the year-round carrying capacity of the farm, as forage is harvested during periods of rapid, excess growth and then fed during stress periods. As a result, livestock farmers can feed cattle and other animals for 365 days in a year.
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