Jul 13 2017
Snails will grow properly when provided with proper environmental and nutritional conditions.
The following factors affect growth of snails: these are 1) Stress: sudden noise, vibration, excessive light and excessive touching of snails are stressors that prevent normal growth.
2) Overstocking: keeping too many snails per floor space, results in cannibalism, reduced growth and expected turn over.
Jun 13 2017
Farmers are striving hard in this time of recession to strike a balance between providing adequate feed for their birds or just feed anything and reduce the quality and quantity of eggs. The price of maize is the driver of this feed crisis in the poultry sector as the astronomical increase has made the feed […]
May 15 2017
Garlic is a plant in the Allium family same as onion. Garlic contains a compound known as allicin, which is responsible for that distinct garlic smell and potent antibiotics properties.
Allicin, when ingested enters the body from the digestive tract and travels all over the body, where it exerts its potent effects. Garlic can be crushed […]
Apr 06 2017
Hydroponics can be used to grow fodder for animals boosting their growth and reducing overheads, and be used to grow vegetables, tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers e.t.c for human consumption.
Hydroponic when used in poultry will reduce cost of feed, as feed is very expensive in the market. The shift to hydroponically grown fodder is an easy […]
Mar 06 2017
I am excited to be part of the writers of this ever-growing blog, Agropreneur Naija,
For the next few months, I’ll be reeling out my wealth of experience of over 20 years in the Livestock industry, coupled with my exposure within the corridors of West and East Africa. From opinions sampled, I will be starting off […]
Oct 21 2016
By Olusegun Oloruntobi
As agricultural mechanization gains daily popularity amongst Nigerian farmers and key agricultural stakeholders, what comes readily to mind at the instance of mechanized farming – as some prefer to call it – are tractors, plough, harrow, planters, automated feed conveyors/drinkers, automated feed millers to mention just a few.
Crop production – one of the […]
Sep 19 2016
Snail is called different names in Africa, like — eju, nwa, ìgbín, katantanwa, wɔba, konokono, slak, mulaca. The snail is a small to medium sized ‘mollusc’ that is generally split into three groups which are land snails, sea snails and freshwater snails. Achatina species is a species of land snails that include Arhatina achatina (Tiger Snails), Archatina […]