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  • Nutritive Value Of Goats Milk

    Goat’s milk has a high nutritional content -its high in calcium, phosphorous, chlorine and vitamins
    The milk is highly digestible and has a mild laxative effect
    The milk has a high content of Vitamin B1 which is useful in relieving symptoms of stress (Neurotic indigestion, constipation and insomnia)
    Goat’s milk may be used to replace cow milk for those suffering from allergy to cows’ milk
    The milk has a higher fat content than cow milk
    The milk has low cholesterol levels than the cow’s milk hence suitable for people with high blood pressure
    It’s low in sugar than cow’s milk hence good for those suffering from diabetes
    Goat milk versus Cow milk



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  • Milking & Marketing

    Ensure cleanliness in the milking place.
    Clean the udder with lukewarm water and dry with udder towel, strip milk on strip cup to check on mastitis and after milking dip the teats in teat dip solution to prevent infection.
    Milk the doe twice each morning and evening on regular schedule.
    When milking squeeze the teat down and avoid pulling the teat.
    Strain the milk through a filter or cloth into a clean container to remove any hair or dirt that could have fallen into the milk.
    Measure and record the amount of milk produced every time.
    Marketing of goats milk



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  • Tilapia Nutrition & Feeding

    There are three types of food used in aquaculture:



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  • Tilapia Culture In Ponds

    Pond culture is the most popular method of growing tilapia in the world. They are grown in fertilized ponds where the fish utilize natural foods from ponds.



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  • Diseases, Parasites and Predators Management and Control

    Occurrence of disease and parasites in farmed fish is mainly as a result of poor husbandry. Disease causing organisms are always in the environment fish live in and they cause few problems. The pathogens naturally exist in a stable “equilibrium” with their hosts until this balance is disturbed through environmental changes and anthropogenic activities.



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  • Fish farm Planning

    Planning a fish farm is an important step in the farming investment. You need to plan and design access roads, buildings, hatcheries, production ponds, etc. The final size of a fish farm is determined by: Amount of water available The land available and usable for fish culture The technology to be employed; Intensive systems require less land compared to semi intensive systems, to produce the same quantity of fish The target production Capital available for investment The number, size and the shape of ponds will be determined by: Land size Topography of the land Intended use of the pond The species to be produced Frequency of harvest Target quantity per harvest Whether juvenile production is intended etc. For these reasons it is not always possible to give general recommendations on the sizes and shapes of earthen ponds. However, rectangular ponds are easier to manage.



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