Factors Contributing to the Success of Fish Farming in Nigeria

Fish growth rate and yields from fish ponds can be greatly increased through emphasizing adequate management techniques, steps, and procedures that would enhance maximum productivity. Several factors contribute to the success of fish farming in Nigeria, and understanding what they are and how they work together can help your agri-business succeed.
Capital: Fund must be available as when needed according to plan to avoid creating stress factors which would cost so much in revenue loss.
Pond: Proper pond construction in compliance with the recommended standard for commercial ponds. The depth of water is also essential. Also, ensure the pond is not leaking, and the inlet and outlet are properly screened.
Stocking: Adequate stocking should be done based on the carrying capacity of the ponds. Stock only fish in good conditions.

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Interview Section: Agriculture: Beyond raising animals and cultivating crops

With our undaunted commitment to insight and to inform youths and the diaspora about the importance of agriculture in leveraging the Nation’s economy, I have the honour to present to you Oluwafemi Excel Salami of SailThrough Farms limited, an Extraordinaire Agro Entrepreneur… Read further as you get to know more about him.

Agricincome: Please can you introduce yourself to our readers and your agricultural background?
SailThrough Farms Limited: My name is Oluwafemi Excel Salami. I am both a Civil Servant and an Agro Entrepreneur. A lot of people think of me as an Extraordinaire Agro Entrepreneur because of the volume of experience I have and how much I have helped many get into agriculture/agribusiness. I am also called “the King of poultry feeds making” because of the unique concepts I have discovered that helps poultry farmers save at the least 30% on feeds cost just by making their own feeds. These methods/concepts have been taught to people in our master classes which they have applied with amazing results.

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Heat Stress In Poultry Production

Heat stress in poultry production can greatly hamper production and reduces the profitability of the poultry industry. High temperature can have a major impact on the performance of poultry birds when coupled with high humidity, the combination can be critical. There is, therefore, need to reconsider the management of poultry houses and equipment used in hot weather so that heat stress can be minimized. Heat stress in poultry production not only causes suffering but death in severe cases.

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5 Basic components of fish farming

The objective of fish farming is to produce fish to supply markets at a competitive price and make profits. The market is, therefore, the driving force for fish farming. The key parameters that determine the levels of production and success in fish farming are water quality, feed quality and stock quality.
Pond Management: This involves all the various management practices directed towards ensuring optimum fish production and general success of fish farm business. Fish growth rate and yield from fish pond can be greatly increased through emphasizing adequate management techniques, steps or procedures that would enhance maximum productivity. This necessarily involves manipulating a complex of interacting biological, physical, chemical, and environmental factors that promote high stocking rate, growth rate, survival rate, good pond structure and water quality.

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Vaccinations of Dogs in Nigeria

It is interesting to note that essentially, vaccination of Dogs puts you on the protective side of diseases by ensuring prevention of outbreak or incidence. Generally, the idea behind vaccination is to introduce a bit of the disease in particular or its weakened form to the system of the animal such that there is a stimulated response of the antibodies against such disease, therefore causing the animal to have a pre-emptive readiness to subdue such disease when it comes in its real form.
In Dog breeding and production, vaccination does not only protect your dogs against disease, it also helps to ensure you are economically safe with the assurance of maximum productivity. The other part is that you are also sure of complete care and safety against deadly and zoonotic disease like Rabies.

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Why Most Fish Farmers Fail

Many fish farmer fail today because of lack of foresight to implement change at the appropriate time as the business runs. To run a successful fish farm, you need to able to move your business from one stage to another, so as to create wealth and build up sustainably. However imperative causes of why most fish farmers fail and possible solutions would be pointed out in this post:
Poor Farm Location: Such as in a place with inadequate water supply, poor soils for pond construction (e.g. may be rocky), far away from markets and/or supplies, etc.
Poor farm and facility design: Ponds not compacted properly, leak a lot, maybe too shallow, and consequently, construction and maintenance costs become too high while optimum yields are not achieved. Poor ease of access to ponds, requiring workers to walk across difficult terrain to transfer fish from pond to vehicle or vice-versa.

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Things to Note when siting a Fish Farm

if you are thinking about starting fish farming as an agribusiness, you need to consider some important factors that may affect the success and profitability of the fish farming business. When siting a fish farm, the following are among the major considerations one should take into account:
Availability of suitable land with a reliable source of water and good climatic history :e.g. land with no history of flood.
Accessibility to the Site for the supply of inputs and for taking the product to the market: Accessibility and distances from one’s sources of inputs as well as to the market affect transporting costs. Being close to the market and sources of supply reduces one’s transport costs and can make a difference on profit margins.

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Rabbits Feeds and Feeding Management

An adequate rabbit feed must contain lots of fresh, green vegetative matter. Rabbits are nocturnal, and eat more at night. Rabbits eat most anything green, just like goats and cows. Rabbits like fresh food. Give them fresh feed twice a day; once in the morning and plenty at night.
Rabbits Feeds
Here are some of the best feeds for rabbits:
Legumes: These are all types of plants, vines, shrubs, and trees that produce a pod that splits on a single seam. The leaves of these plants are some of the best feeds for rabbits because they are high in protein. Examples are leaves of pigeon pea, peanut, beans, cowpea,

Rabbits feeds and feeding management
Grass: Rabbits eat all kinds of grasses such as guinea grass, elephant grass, maize and millet leaves.
Trees: There are many tree leaves rabbits will eat such as banana, mango, moringa.
Fruit: Rabbits love fruit. Feed them all the fruit that cannot be sold or eaten by humans such as overripe bananas (with the peel), mangoes, pawpaw, avocados, pineapple, and guava. Read More

Turkey Production in Nigeria

Turkey farming in Nigeria is now gradually increasing because of the awareness and many benefits derived from rearing turkeys. Turkey supply eggs and can be source of meat and their multi-coloured plumage can be used for decorations. The poultry industry in Nigeria is expanding rapidly and meat and egg production is an important aspect in satisfying the undying needs and wants of the people.
Turkey population in Nigeria
Turkeys in Nigeria are primarily reared for meat or as breeders to produce hatching eggs. They are rarely kept for the production of table eggs though the eggs are edible. The growth of turkey industry in Nigeria has risen to 1.5- 2 million tons per year. This fast growth in the industry was made possible by intensification of production and development of large breeds with standard weights ranging from 15- 17kg for male and 8-10kg for females. Some of these come from homestead.

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Factors Contributing to the Success of livestock farms in Nigeria

When an agripreneur establishes an agri-business, a great deal of work goes into making it a success. Experienced agripreneur will tell you that success in agribusiness is planned and does not happen by accident. Several factors contribute to the success of livestock farms in Nigeria, and understanding what they are and how they work together can help your agri-business succeed.
Fund: Fund must be available as when needed according to plan to avoid creating stress factors which would cost so much in revenue loss.
Housing: Proper ventilation and spacing is a critical success factor. Position your house to give the animal’s maximum ventilation and reduce heat.

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