Livestock production in the agricultural sector is deemed to be the top producer of ammonia emissions, through volatilization of ammonia from waste (faecal production). Ammonia (NH3) is a rudimentary colorless…
In the field of agricultural services, Farm4Trade is a company committed to sharing and spreading knowledge empowering rural communities and students in Agriculture, Food Production and Animal Production or Veterinary…
Animal identification is known as ‘the combination of the identification and registration of an animal individually, with a unique identifier, or collectively by its epidemiological unit or group, with a…
Pascall D.J. et al., PLoS Biology 2020 Apr 28;18(4):e3000673. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000673. eCollection 2020 Apr. Bluetongue is a major disease of domestic ruminants, mainly affecting sheep and caused by the bluetongue…
Di Teodoro et al., Veterinary Pathology 2020 May 11; 300985820921818. doi: 10.1177/0300985820921818. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm) and is still endemic in sub-Saharan…
MONITORING LIVESTOCK DISEASE AT THE ABATTOIR The slaughterhouse is widely seen as an important checkpoint for monitoring the health status of farm animals, especially in pigs. This role is traditionally…
Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) is the application of principles and techniques of process engineering to livestock farming in order to monitor, model and manage animal production. Moreover, PLF technology generates…
Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that enhance biodiversity, soil enrichment, improve watersheds and the general ecosystem at large. Currently, farming communities strive towards sustainable farming…
Ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) commonly known as traditional animal health care, incorporates knowledge, skills, methods, practices, and beliefs on animal health care, and is found among community members. Nfi et al….
Rational grazing in livestock farming is the progressive and efficient pasture management system that complements plant physiology principles with the nutritional needs of an animal, while improving soil through ecological…
Intensive pig farming is a cost effective way of making the most profit out of the animals that you have. A few challenges can always comes up because of the cramped system in which animals are farmed. Learn how a proper management system significantly contributes to the success of a piggery unit.
Vermicomposting is a type of composting in which certain species of earthworms are used to enhance the process of organic waste conversion and produce a better end-product.
The advantages of vermicompost include enriching soil, increasing harvest yields and suppressing plant disease.
Invasive plant species pose a large threat to ecosystems, especially when no management practice is set in place to reduce the effect. But when active adaptive management approach is applied, the harvested materials can be transformed into feed for animals, providing a required and sufficient balance diet.
Keeping farm records is extremely important for farmers to have full control over the current and the future of the farm management. It allows to improve animal welfare and business productivity and also to avoid financial losses.
Owning a farm can be a profitable investment if you know how to manage it properly. But if you’re cautions type, you’d probably want to make a note on the potential activity that farm owners can embark on to earn more money.
Farm4Trade has attended the Biomass Technology Expo 2019, Namibia. According to the spirit of the event, Farm4Trade believes that our products and services can develop a better use of rangeland management and improve farm productivity.
Oyster mushroom cultivation has the potential of converting agricultural waste into protein rich nutritional products. It is an ideal activity to generate income, reduce waste and fight malnutrition in communal and periurban areas.
Crocodile is one of the most dangerous animal for humans. Crocodile farming is gaining popularity as a very profitable business, but requires a large amount of initial investment. In order to succeed a lot of practice, experience and patience is required
Animals depend on two processes: feeding and digestion. Understanding the digestive system can help the producer become more efficient in feeding, have a better understanding of animal health and problems that may occur.
Sheep, goats and cattle and other livestock animals have different grazing behaviors.
Among the ruminant species, goats are able to survive and even flourish in extremely hostile environments.
These factors combined with dietary versatility, adaptability and a hardy constitution have made goats a primary livestock animal for most of the world.
Ostrich farming is much more profitable than raising other traditional farm animals. Ostriches are loving birds, they are quite easy to raise and require little maintenance from farmers.
One of the reasons why ostrich farming is a lucrative business is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Livestock adapts to heat-stressed weather conditions through different mechanism. Understanding the behavioral responses of animals helps to ensure that they are well managed in order to reduce not only heat stress but also to avoid the reduction of animal production.
Anti-nutritional factors interfere with feed use and affect the health and animal production. A better understanding and management of Anti-nutritional factors is necessary to let farmers be able to apply more appropriate techniques to reduce antinutrients deleterious effects.
The raising of non-domesticated animals known as wildlife farming can provide several benefits: mitigates the negative effects of climate change, creates income for breeders and fight the degradation of lands.
Several farmers are using encroacher bush as animal feed resources. They’ve found a solution to rangengelands that are degraded by native shrubs encroachment in Namibia and other southern African countries.
Several studies have shown that to reduce the greenhouse gasses (GHGs) emissions the humanity has to apply some mitigation strategies.
The production of biochar has been suggested as one possible means of reducing the atmospheric CO2.
The prevention of bloat is not only advantageous to reduce cattle death, but it can also reduce the undesirable effect on the cow’s performance. The solution is to apply methods and strategies to prevent the disease.