Good nutrition

Pig Farming Part 3: Good nutrition means healthy pigs

An integral part of piggery is the feed the animals consume. The quality of the feed and feed uptake are closely related to parameters such as the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) of the animals, disease resistance, and reproduction. The optimum performance of the pigs regarding these three qualities determines[...]

Sheep farming made easy Part 10: Good nutrition – the key to lambing success

Ewe lambs (source: flickr.com) Investing in proper nutrition for pregnant and lactating ewes saves both time and money in the long run. Ewes in good body condition prior to lambing have healthier lambs and fewer complications than underweight or overweight ewes. As 70% of foetal lamb growth occurs in[...]

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