Pork production: On piglets and hygiene

Question: How important is hygiene for piglet health? Good hygiene is extremely important in pork production. Many piglets die in the first week of life because of germs they get from their mother. There are certainly some simple things you can do to protect piglets. Most of the infections they…

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Poultry production: Top tips for chicken breeding from a seasoned farmer

Ugandan farmer Erias Kasumba knows his way around chickens since he's breeding for many years. UnlikeĀ some other farmers, he believes in local breeds since they are less susceptible to disease and easier to manage. Check out this video. * We are sharing the video made for the On the Farm-programme…

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Poultry production: Prevent Newcastle disease in your flock

Newcastle disease (NCD) is feared world-wide for its ability to cause huge losses in poultry businesses, right from the smallest backyard operation to intensive, commercial poultry farms. The highly contagious and deadly virus spreads like lightning where chickens are housed in enclosed spaces. It moves throughout and spreads regionally through…

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