Small stock production: Nutrition for kids and lambs

Question: What are the nutritional requirements for raising kids and lambs? Nutrition starts with the mother.  If ewes or does are poorly fed while pregnant, the offspring won’t grow well inside the mother.  They’ll be small, weak and thin at birth and liable to die from factors such as cold, wind,…

Continue Reading Small stock production: Nutrition for kids and lambs

Indigenous crops: Preserving vegetables and seed for later

The nutritious advantage of indigenous vegetables and crops can be enjoyed outside of harvesting season due to several preservation methods. Indigenous vegetables and crops are a healthy alternative or addition to conventional crops, and can be cultivated or even be found in the wild for free.  By preserving them for…

Continue Reading Indigenous crops: Preserving vegetables and seed for later

Post harvest losses of Vitamin A in orange maize reduced with better storing methods

Scientists have found the health benefits of orange maize can be enhanced with almost 25% by using better post harvest storage methods. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) more than half of Zambian children aged between 6 months and 5 years suffer from Vitamin A deficiency due to poor…

Continue Reading Post harvest losses of Vitamin A in orange maize reduced with better storing methods

Pork production: The right start for small piggeries – put the menu first and get the feeding right

The right balance in a pig's diet is the key to successful feeding and profitable pig farming, whether they are free-ranging or penned. Pigs are monogastric omnivores like humans, and cannot digest the amounts of fibre that ruminants thrive on. They eat a combination of plant- and animal- based ingredients.  There…

Continue Reading Pork production: The right start for small piggeries – put the menu first and get the feeding right

End of content

No more pages to load