When is the best time to breed a goat

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A West African dwarf goat

Goat breeding is an act of animal husbandry and when you finally decide to add a few goats to your life or start a commercial goat farm, this article would be of great benefit to you . Various products are obtained from them, which includes milk,fiber and skins . Especially milk which is very  nutritious and good for children and adults with abdominal discomfort.

Today, we are going to help answer some questions which includes

When is a goat too old to breed?

Goat will continue to mate and bread until they get to the age of 5 to 10 years of age. some goat in some exceptional cases are able to breed up to 12 to 14 years but this does not happen all the type and at this age the likelihood that your goat will have serious complication or pregnancy related death increases .

It is important you consider the health of your goat once they pass 10 years of age.

Apart from age, other factors which comes to play such as weight of the  goat, the environment and also the breed.

We should understand that once a goat crosses 10 years of age the chances of breeding and giving birth are low.

When is a goat too young to bread.

A goat that is up to 5 to 7 months old and is up to 16 to 20 kilograms in weight should be able to breed. The weight of the goat plays an important factor.

Again if you keep your goat for a very long time and they gain so much weight and accumulate fat without breeding them their chances of them breeding also decreases.

Can an old goat get pregnant?

Yes an older goat can get pregnant but when a goat gets too old and i.e over 10 years of age then her chances of giving birth decrease and more also the chances of pregnancy related death increases.

How many times do female goat give birth in a year?

You should consider your goat overall health and their ability to maintain a steady milk supply after giving birth. Hence it is wise to allow your goat breed once in every 7 to 8 month so as to have better milk and easier birth.

How often can a goat get pregnant after birth?

Actually There is no exact time frame to observe before your goat can get get pregnant after giving birth as this depends on several factors that should be put into consideration.

Goats naturally returns to heat after giving birth but this does not mean that they should start breeding immediately so as to get pregnant. You need your goat to rest and bounce back and also be in good shape from the stress that she passed through from the previous pregnancy.

It's advised that she does not  get pregnant at least three months after giving birth because she needs to be dried up within the first three months of her pregnancy after that she is free to get pregnant again.

How often do goats have kids?

Goats are capable of having babies twice in a year but it will amount to so much stress on your goat. There should be a recovery period from the stress she passed through before giving birth. This we have mentioned already.

Hence it's wise for a female goat to give birth once or twice  in a year, as it is no good for it to be so soon.

An organic way of preventing and treating fish diseases that works.

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For a very long time now, plant-derived compounds have long been used in the organic treatment of many diseases in fish farming.

A lot of plants have been used to investigate the effects of their compounds to enhance the immune responses and increase the protective abilities against diseases in fish farming


Many studies have shown that essential oils, extracts and isolated substances from plants might be an important and alternative treatment against diseases in fish farming.


The medicinal plants can be used not only against diseases but even more so, as growth promoters, stress resistance boosters and  for prevention of infections.


Also, these medicinal plants  provide a cheaper source for treatment and greater accuracy than the inorganic or chemical treatments without causing toxicity.


To date, more than 60 plant species have been studied for use to control different disease in fish farming.


I'm going to show you one of the best organic combination for treatment and prevention of diseases in fishes.


I prefer to use preventive measures because it's less expensive than curative measures. You should know that as a wise fish farmer, you shouldn't let disease creep in first before you start taking  preventive measures . You should prepare to keep all diseases far away from your fishes.


Here we go!


Ingredients needed for organic fish treatment 


1. Salt


2. Bitter leaves


3. Neem leaves


4. Mornings leaves


5. Paw-paw leaves


6. Garlic


These ingredients work like magic!


How to use.


1. Measure out the items needed


You will need 3 kilos of Salt, 25% of neem leaves, 20% of bitter leaves, 25% Moringa, 20% Paw-paw leaves and 10% of garlic.


Apart from the salt, the medicinal plants should make 100% of any weight you're using depending on get quantity of organic  treatment you want to make.


2. Blend all together to make a very smooth paste.


3. For treatment, mix everything including the 3 kilos of salt in 100 litres of water while for prevention make the volume of water to be 150 litres.


4. Flush off pond water completely.


5. Apply the treatment combo into the pond and observe the fishes closely.


6. If there's any strange reaction from the fishes, top the water up to 5% of the pond volume.


7. Leave the fishes in the combo for 30 minutes.


8. Top the pond water to cover the fishes and leave for another 30 minutes.


9. Fully top up the pond with water.


10. Repeat every day for 3 days if fishes are sick and repeat once every week for preventive measures.


That's all guys..




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Profitable Agribusiness Ideas

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Agribusiness also offers the opportunity to get wealthy and also add value by providing food.

Agribusiness generally involves crop production, meat production, food processing, distribution, and marketing.

In this article, we have detailed profitable agribusiness ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Nigeria and beyond.

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Today, I'm going to show you how to make your own chicken feed.

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Agriculture 4.0 - The Future Of Farming Technology

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