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Youth Farm Lab
Youth Farm Lab is an Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in conjunction with Synergos to train Nigerian youths on livestock farming & Agriculture
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Youth Farm Lab 13 Sep 18
Countrary to the dominant stereotype about goats being willing to eat anything, they are actually very picky eaters. They will often refuse to eat hay that has been walked on or lying around loose for a day.
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Youth Farm Lab 1 Sep 18
Happy new month everyone! What's your greatest wish this month?
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Youth Farm Lab 27 Aug 18
Every can relate to this right?
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Youth Farm Lab 21 Aug 18
Have a wonderful and fun filled day.
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Youth Farm Lab 17 Aug 18
Replying to @YouthFarmLab
Avoid wastage on your farm and be resourceful to convert any animal waste into money. Such as selling poultry manure to food crop farmers.
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Youth Farm Lab 17 Aug 18
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Upgrade your farm technology to the latest one such as introducing an automatic drinking system, feeding system and make sure you have read and digested enough information about them
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Youth Farm Lab 17 Aug 18
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Take up-to-date records of every activity and inventory on your farm. This is important and essential in asset evaluation and worth.
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Youth Farm Lab 17 Aug 18
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Take nutrition very seriously and make sure you give your animals adequate feeds for best production.
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Youth Farm Lab 17 Aug 18
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Observe all the biosecurity measures so as to prevent disease outbreaks which results in economic losses.
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Youth Farm Lab 17 Aug 18
It's important to observe certain measures to make sure your is producing at optimal capacity.
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Youth Farm Lab 13 Aug 18
Did you know pigs have hardly any sweat glands? If you've ever suggested that someone's was 'sweating like a pig', then you have all been wrong. . . .
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Youth Farm Lab 7 Aug 18
Replying to @YouthFarmLab
WHAT SHOULD BE IN A PIG HOUSE?  Concrete Feeders  Waterers  Wallow  Sprinklers  Other materials ◦ Dung disposal materials
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Youth Farm Lab 7 Aug 18
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- Orientation of the pig house should be East-West to avoid rain, wind and sun rays. - Pigs houses should be divided to provide space for Feeding; Sleeping; Defecation; Free movement and exercise.
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Youth Farm Lab 7 Aug 18
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- Pigs should be provided with adequate floor space and avoid over crowding as much as possible: ◦ 2.23sq m floor space is required by: ◦ 2-3 pregnant sows, ◦ 5-6 bacon pigs up to 70-90kg body weight ◦ 1-12 weaners
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Youth Farm Lab 7 Aug 18
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- Consider temperature and ventilation when constructing a pig house ◦ Dwarf walls about 1m-1.5m high ◦ Roof height of 3-3.5m.
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Youth Farm Lab 7 Aug 18
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- Pigs kept for optimal production should be well housed to protect them from climatic stress. - Pig housing should be built from sturdy material and divided into a number of individual holding pens to keep pigs of different ages and sizes apart.
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Youth Farm Lab 7 Aug 18
Dr. Lawal taught the participants of the training on "Pig Production in Nigeria" Let's share with you a few tips on "Pig Housing"
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Youth Farm Lab 6 Aug 18
Replying to @psalmymcjay
Hello, The training for the second batch is still ongoing. We are however still in the screening phase for the third batch. We will release updates regarding the timeline for the third batch of the training.
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Youth Farm Lab 6 Aug 18
That breakthrough or big idea you are looking for might not surface yet but it will surely come. Give it time.
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