Blog - "Feedmaster Advice"

Posted by Feedmaster Advice on 22 Jun 2022
Hoe moet voer lyk en voel, hoeveel en wanneer moet ek voer? Die tekstuur van voer, die hoeveelhede wat aan skoudiere gevoer word en voeding tydens die skou, dra by tot die afronding van dié diere en uiteindelik hoe hulle in die skouring lyk. Voer moet 'n goeie tekstuur hê, naamlik 'n goeie mengsel van partikelgroottes en so min as moontlik uitermatige fyn of growwe materiaal. Stowwerige of gemufde voer moet glad nie gebruik word nie. Wanneer diere hoes kan dit 'n aanduiding van stowwerige voer wees. Sodra die volledige voer gemeng is kan die produsent ‘n monster van die voer in sy hande saam… Read More
Posted by Feedmaster Advice on 13 May 2022
Why the need for Protein Supplementation? In ruminants, the rumen fulfils the need for a fermentation tank. The volume of an adult rumen varies from animal to animal, but it is usually in the vicinity of 4 to 10 litres in sheep and 100 to 300 litres in cattle. As early as 1891, researchers indicated that a lack of protein in the feed brings about a decrease in digestibility, particularly in the fibrous parts of the feed. Ruminants use microbes (bacteria and protozoa) to help them digest feed into simple substances that the body can use; in the lower digestive tract, solid acids and many… Read More
Posted by Feedmaster Advice on 29 Nov 2018
Small scale flocks - Common questions asked and answered - SOURCE:-Poultry Pluimvee Bulletin Sept Vol 7/9- My chickens aren’t laying eggs. Why? While there are a number of reasons that could be responsible for hens not laying eggs, some are more com- mon than others. The small-scale farmer should first consider these when trying to fix the problem. Declining day length Short day lengths are one reason why birds may stop laying eggs. Poultry typically need 12 to 14 hours of light per day to stimulate egg production. For flocks on natural daylight, egg production will decline in the… Read More