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Monday, August 31, 2015

ATOVI AND EGG SIZE.

Chicken raised with atovi premix lay for longer periods,eggs are big with thick shells and best of all no antibiotics.The immune system is enhanced so they dont succumb to bacteria,viruses or fungi infection.The feed is properly metabolized and absorbed resulting in proper utilization of feed with no undigested protein in feces resulting in odorless waste.The result is less consumption of feed with rapid growth of birds , and attainment of market weight faster. Eggs are essential for growth and development especially in children,buy eggs that give nutrients and add value. USE ATOVI PREMIX.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BIO SECURITY: SIMPLE BUT SPECIFIC PROTOCOL TO PREVENT DISEASES.

 BIOSECURITY.  Following simple but specific protocols everyday to positively influence animal health, food safety and public health.  What are the basic protocols in biosecurity?  Biosecurity basically entails, prevention of pathogens from entering premises to ensure there is no disease incidence, and curtail spread of diseases in cases of outbreaks.  Pathogens are disease causing microorganisms that usually have devastating effect on animals, resulting in decreased production and death in severe cases.  Pathogens can be bacteria, viruses, fungi and prion.  Pathogens .  The animal kingdom is riddled with several pathogens that wreck havoc on these animals irrespective of specie.  These pathogens are also of importance to man, especially when these cause zoonotic diseases.  Zoonotic diseases are spread from animals to man, and sometimes there is a reverse zoonoses where man actually spreads the disease to their animals.  Route of transmission.  The basic routes are:  Direct contact.  Aerosol.  Oral.  Fomites.  Vector borne  Zoonoses.  Reproduction.  Environmental contamination.  Mode of transmission.  Direct contact ;disease spread by contact with open wounds, mucous membrane of an infected animal or its secretions/tissue fluids. Disease can also spread through contact with reproductive fluid(blood, urine and saliva) during breeding, or from mother to offspring.  Aerosol; droplets containing the pathogenic agent travel in air and are inhaled as respiratory droplets by animals  Oral; ingestion of the pathogenic agent from contaminated feed ,chewing/licking contaminated objects in environment and water.  Fomites; spread of the pathogen through contact with inanimate objects contaminated by infected animals. Man can act as fomites by transferring these pathogens in through soiled boots, gloves or tools.  Vector; some insects transfer these pathogens from one animal to another through bites.  Zoonoses; these pathogens are transferred from animals to man.  Environmental contamination is key in transmission as some of these pathogens remain infective in the environment for specific periods, thus establishing a foci of infection the area .  Biosecurity procedures  These are simple ,everyday practices to prevent entry of diseases and spread of diseases.  The protocol must be tailored to your farm setting, the type of pathogens affecting your type of animals and public health implication.  The basic biosecurity plan can be broadly divided into 1) isolation,2) cleaning and disinfection 3) waste disposal.  The chemicals to be used will depend on the targeted pathogen,to ensure we get result.  Steps in biosecurity. Isolation.  Isolation; this refers to keeping these pathogens out by following these steps 1)wearing personal protective equipments which could be disposable or reusable. These include boots, gloves, outer wear and masks/nose guards.  Provision of clean, sterilized clothes.  Prevent entry into animal housing.  Quarantine new animals to farm for at least a month.  Creation of a safe zone in the premises, where there visitors such as veterinarians can change to protective clothing before they have access to animal housing.  Isolate sick animals .  Screen farm premises to prevent entry of wild animals, birds, rodents and reptiles.  Cleaning, washing and disinfection.  Cleaning ,washing and disinfection; cleaning refers to removing debris, dirt and waste from animal housing prior to washing with soap/detergent and then disinfecting the premises.  This procedure also done for tools and implements. Egg trays, feeders/drinkers are also cleaned, washed and disinfected.  Foot bath/tyre dips are also classed here; where there is a provision of a foot dip with disinfectants at the entrance of the animal housing, while the tyres of vehicles coming to the facility are sprayed with disinfectant.  Hand washing points must be on the premises; when you come in you wash hands and sanitize hands.  Water sources such as tanks, containers are washed and sanitized  Waste disposal. Waste disposal/handling is a major route of spread of diseases, thus biosecurity practices must include proper management. Waste should be packed at regular intervals and treated with appropriate chemicals/disinfectants before disposal. This is to ensure that what ever pathogen is in the waste does not persist in the environment. When waste is to be used as manure, these should be bagged and stored neatly, and the area constantly cleaned. Composting the waste in a secluded section on farm is the best practice.  Disinfectants  The disinfectant to be used in animal facility must be non corrosive, non irritating, does not taint equipment, non toxic, have wide spectrum of use and easy to use.  There are basically 9groups that are of benefit; aldehyde group, quaternary ammonium, oxidizing agents , alcohol, hypochlorites,phenols,iodophors, chlorhexidene and peroxide.  The disinfectant of choice will depend on the pathogen in question and nature of case.  Thank you.

RAISING SNAILS FOR PROFIT.

Snail farming also referred to as heliculture is a lucrative business with high export potential.Snails are small,hardy and easy to manage.They can be raised on small or large scale using various means of housing.The snail business is easy to set up, with simple management. Snail farming is not capital intensive and the feed are readily available and cheap. Snails are not a nuisance to the environment because there is no noise from the pens, and effluents are odorless. The snail is divided into 3 parts; the shell, muscular foot and the visceral mass. The shell is the most visible part which makes up 30-40% of the whole body.The shell is a means of identifying various species, and it has ornamental values.The shell increases with body size,thus its also a means of determining the age of the snails. The muscular part also referred to as foot is the edible part, and makes up 45% of the body weight.Its also the means by which the snails move. The visceral mass houses the internal organs and the reproductive organs. The snails are hermaphrodites, but they still require another snail to lay eggs. Snails can be housed in various enclosures depending on size of stock; old tyres with wire netting,drums,wooden cages, cemented high/low fenced pens or natural gardens .The housing must be intact with no openings for rodents,ants and mosquitoes.The housing must provide shade,to prevent heating up the snails resulting in death. Snails feed on greens,tubers and fruits. Snails can feed on leaves of pawpaw,cassava,fruits of mango,banana,orange.They can also be fed well ground broiler ration,chick mash or layer ration.The feed must be balanced with adequate components of carbohydrate,fish meal and calcium supplements. Water is very important in snail diet and it must be readily available. The housing of the snail must be covered with loamy soil which must be kept moist to allow the snails to burrow and lay eggs.The snails/ hatchlings that are to be the foundation stock must be carefully chosen, they should be of good weight (300-350g),with no cracks on shell and no nodules.The snails must be well stocked to prevent cannibalism,death and poor growth. A stocking density of the snails should be 40-50 hatchlings/m2, 30- 40 growers/m2 and 12-15 adults/m2. The sexual maturity of the snail is 5-6 months, upon maturity they lay eggs in presence of other snails and the eggs are buried deep in the sand to protect them. The snails a clutch of 80-100 eggs .Snails can lay up to 300 eggs in a year.The incubation period is about 18-30 days and the hatchlings come out of soil a day after hatching.If the soil is hard,the hatchlings will not be able to come out,hence wetting of the soil is important. HEALTH BENEFITS OF SNAILS. 1) It has low fat and cholesterol content. 2)It is rich in iron,thus recommended for anemic patients. 3)Its a good source of protein. 4)The meat is juicy and tender suitable for young and old.

ATOVI AND DOG BREEDING.

Atovi, a premix used to enhance growth of animals and also useful to grow food crops.The use of atovi has resulted in production of odorless waste because the feed is completely metabolized,hence no undigested protein in feces and also the volume is reduced. Atovi use greatly reduces the cost of feed,as more of nutrients are metabolized the animal needs less feed.The use of medicated feed is unnecessary because the atovi powder energizes the cells of the animal by enhancing the mitochondrial pump,thus making the cells very efficient.The cells now rejuvenated and automatically regenerate and restore sickly or deteriorated cells.The rejuvenated cells enhance immune system,and antibodies hence the body is able to fight off any infection. Dogs fed with atovi premix,have large litter sizes,high birth weight and high survival rate. The use in dogs have increased litter size,weight and performance of dogs.Dogs with unthrifty conditions,lameness,skin conditions,weight loss and inappetence have recovered after incorporating in feed. The use for dogs in shows has also been established as more and more breeder and dog lovers are using this,look at how Atovi Powder changed this dog;

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Morrison # germicide# lysol.

Officials of Morrison industries at farmer's bazaar explaining the uses and benefits of their products; morrigad and lysol.

DIVERSAY SOLUTIONS LTD @ THE FARMER'S BAZAAR.

BIO SECURITY still the only way to keep your animals safe. Diversay show cased their bio security products such as; Biokleen, Citramax,Neodine,Tetrasan,Terminator111 and viracid-s.

FARMER'S BAZAAR............LAPO MICRO FINANCE BANK.

The farmer's bazaar was graced by the Lapo micro finance bank.The officials show cased their products and explained how to access the agric loan and expand your agric business.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lapo---- microfinance bank.

LAPO-MICROFINANCE BANK; lifting the poor out of poverty, and improving lives.If you are thinking of starting a business? think LAPO-MFB. Do you want to expand an existing business? think lapo. LAPO Microfinance Bank is a pro-poor financial institution committed to the social and economic empowerment of low-income households through provision of access to responsive financial services on a sustainable basis. The Institution was established in the late 1980s as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by Godwin Ehigiamusoe in response to the effects of the implementation of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) in 1986. In 2010, LAPO MfB obtained the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to operate as a state microfinance bank and in 2012, it got an approval as a national microfinance bank. Over the years, LAPO MfB has emerged as a leading institution delivering a range of financial services to over a million people in Nigeria. The LAPO MfB core values that are: Integrity Innovativeness Simplicity Excellence Customer- is king.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FINANCING AGRICULTURAL VENTURES.

To secure an agric loan from a microfinance bank is easy and readily available; see the process Facility range: N50,000 (minimum) to N500,000 (maximum) Methodology: Individual, group and corporate Duration: 1-12 months Grace period: 30-60 days Prospective clients must be practicing farmers with verifiable evidence of existing farm investments. Benefits: No collateral Provides capital for farming activities Flexible repayment structure Low interest rates

BIO SECURITY MEASURES IN FARM PRACTICE.

The power to stop the bird flu virus lies in our hands; practice good hygiene,isolation of affected victims, quarantine and depopulation of affected farms, cooking of poultry/ poultry products. Wash hands thoroughly when youve handled poultry, do not touch dead birds. Use potent disinfectant as part of your bio-security protocol. IT ALL STARTS WITH YOUR HANDS; TOUCHING# HOLDING# CARRYING# LIFTING# TRANSFER# ; so stop the virus with your hands. ALL hands on deck; use VIRKON® S, and most important key wash hands regularly and sanitize them. HANDS ON! STOP THE BIRD FLU VIRUS!.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Largest African swine fever outbreak to hit Ukraine

Largest African swine fever outbreak to hit Ukraine

Polish veterinary experts consider news measures in ASF fight

Polish veterinary experts consider news measures in ASF fight

INSURANCE IN AGRICULTURE..

Agric Insurance policies are to facilitate better production by protecting the farmer's capital/investment and also use it as a tool for economic growth. Agric insurance is important for the growth and development of the agricultural sector in any economy. The essence of agric insurance is to protect farmers from losses resulting from hazards such as flood,fire,pest,disease and emergency control measures such as in case of outbreaks of African swine fever,bird flu e.t.c Agric insurance is also relevant in abattoir operations,with particular reference to condemnation of carcasses,organs in disease conditions and transportation accident. The benefits of insurance are enormous,aside the monetary compensation, there is access to professionals who over- see the project,certified animals are procured to start the project,data of farmers & operations are generated,it also encourages proper record keeping and disease control measures. When agric/animal husbandry projects are insured,there will be proper management ,food safety will be enhanced and wholesome products will be in our market.The fear of running at a loss is the reason why producers cut corners,avoid the necessary management protocol such as vaccination,reporting outbreaks,processing dead animals, and using unconventional feeding practices and unauthorized drugs in production to attain market weight early. The agric insurance sector though a growing industry,still has a lot to do to convince farmers to insure their businesses. A large percentage of farmers dont access this opportunity to their detriment and to the loss of the economy on a larger scale.The farmers /producers need financial bodies to work with them,to give soft landing in case of loss and to pay commensurate compensations in cases of emergency control of diseases. The farmers cant access certain loans because they are not insured; premium are not fixed and certain diseases are not included in the policies. The time to bring the farmers on board the insurance train is now; banks/ insurance companies, the farmers/food processors await your call of pocket-friendly premiums ,better pay-out policy,wider range of hazard coverage and reduced interest on loans. AGRIC INSURANCE; FOR BETTER PRODUCTIVITY, FOOD SAFETY AND ENHANCED HUMAN HEALTH.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AGRIC LOAN.

To secure an agric loan from a microfinance bank is easy and readily available; see the process Facility range: N50,000 (minimum) to N500,000 (maximum) Methodology: Individual, group and corporate Duration: 1-12 months Grace period: 30-60 days Prospective clients must be practicing farmers with verifiable evidence of existing farm investments. Benefits: No collateral Provides capital for farming activities Flexible repayment structure Low interest rates

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ONE WORLD, ONE HEALTH.

One world,one health; the veterinarian and medical doctors working together on the avian influenza virus outbreak. Today,i went with a team of investigators from the federal ministry of health and NVRI to a farm that recently experience the bird flu incidence.The team had to ask questions and collect samples. one world,one health,one medicine.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

HOW TO SECURE AN AGRICULTURAL LOAN TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS.

Agricultural loans are available to most farmers,but many dont know how to access and benefit from this funds.The general notion is that the process is laborious and so cumbersome and at the end of the day no money will be disbursed,but this is far from the truth.The loans are very accessible with an easy process to get the money necessary. The major commercial banks have agric desk where they give a financial arm to agric business and farmers,the NAIC,BOA also give agric loans to assist farmers.The micro finance banks also give out loans to farmers and agric business at low interest rate and NO COLLATERAL. The micro finance banks are specifically designed to support small and medium scale businesses,giving out funds to help them grow and expand.The micro finance banks make the funds readily accessible and within a short time with workable payout plans. The amount of money disbursed depends on the size of your business,type of business you run and your financial records which will show what you can handle and will be able to repay easily. REQUIREMENT/ PROCESS TO OBTAIN THE LOAN. 1) Open an account with such bank,that must be operational,with 10% of proposed loan in account. 2) Two guarantors,that know your business operation ,have a current account in a commercial bank that is operational.These people will be available when loan is disbursed. 3)The beneficiary must give statement of account. 4) The bank official will pay visits,check record,do their own investigations and work out payable options. 5) The loan is approved. The process is simple,the micro finance banks even organize training for beneficiaries.The loan can be accessed as an individual, corporately or groups. Come and meet our bankers @ farmers bazaar holding at Ajah vet center,on the 27/8/15. The program will start@ 10am ,you will be better informed.

Monday, August 17, 2015

GLOBAL DISINFECTANT..VIROCID®

This disinfectant has been proven to be effect against various bacteria,viruses and fungi spores.The virocid offers two-times the protection of other disinfectants,very effect in presence of organic matter.Its used in animal husbandry,fish farming,food processing industry,animal transport vehicle,hospital,personal hygiene and feed storage. Virocid is safe for animals,man and equipment.The use in cleaning equipment is very effective as it has a neutral PH,hence so safe to clean as it has long residual action,preventing recontamination of surfaces. virocid is used at low dilutions,active at all temperatures and still effective in presence of hard water. Virocid is also referred to as hospital grade disinfectant,can be use for aerial disinfection, fogging,foot dips,tyre dips and general disinfection.VIROCID® The most powerful disinfectant! Worldwide proven efficacy. Recommended in case of emergency disease control . Listed by the United Nations’ F.A.O. Tested and approved against Influenza A. The influenza virus can live outside the body. It can thus be transmitted indirectly after having contact with infected objects and touching the eyes, the nose or the mouth afterwards. VIROCID® is a powerful disinfectant for surfaces and equipment (tables, chair, janitorial, floors,… and foot dips) and has a proven record in preventing and fighting disease outbreaks for many years: Classical Swine Fever, FMD, Avian Influenza etc. Moreover VIROCID® is recommended by the United Nations FAO against Avian Influenza H5N1 at 1:400. Now, VIROCID® has successfully passed a test against both the swine and the human strain of the Influenza virus A/H1N1 at a specialized lab in the USA.

AGRICULTURAL LOAN!!

LEARN HOW TO ACCESS IT AND EXPAND....

INSURANCE IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS.

AGRICULTURAL LOANS/CREDIT FACILITY.

Farmers just like any other business,may need to lean on a financial arm for support at a point in time.Many farmers dont know the opportunities they have to access these facilities, or how to access them and grow. Farming is a lucrative venture duly supported by government,financial giants,cooperative bodies and micro finance schemes. Agricultural loans are of various types , can be accessed at various levels and have different amounts as per the size of the project.These loans can be accessed corporately or as individuals,depending on amount involved,most of these loans can only be accessed when the farm has an insurance cover. Agricultural loans and agricultural insurance are intertwined,you cannot do one without the other; before you try to access the loan make sure you are insured.The basic requirement for the loan are as follows; 1) application form. 2) farm records; showing productivity and profitability. 3) Registration record/licence of farm. 4) account details. The banks that give out such loans include bank of agriculture, and first bank ,they also require you have an account with them that is operational. You can learn more about the loan and how to access @ an upcoming farmer's bazaar...operators will be around to enlighten you and help you start the process. venue....Ajah vet center,Ajah . Time 10 am. date...27/8/15.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

EDUCATING FARMERS.!!!

Farming is a major force that drives the economy, and the higher the number of people involved the better for the economy. The agricultural business though very lucrative many players are still in the dark about various aspects of production and better methods of production. Farmers basically need to update their knowledge so they can harness several opportunities,exposure to new drugs and techniques. The farmer needs to learn about management polices,insurance,latest products and vaccination methods,a lot of farmers really operate out of old ideas that cant solve today's challenges,hence there is a need for constant interaction between the service providers and the farmers; animal health care product manufacturers,technical officers,vets,banks and insurance companies. The interactive forum is to expose to modern ways of animal husbandry and how to make more money,in line with this a farmers bazaar is been organized; venue....Ajah vet center,Ajah Lagos. time...10 am date...27/8/15 topic....agric insurance, access to agric facilities, benefits of registration and how to make more money from your venture. There will be demonstration from banks,insurance company,manufacturers of animal health products,disinfectants and protective clothing. come ,learn and be more protective.

INCUBATION AND HATCHING OSTRICH EGGS.

Ostrich are large flightless birds that lay big eggs and are of economic value.The ostrich eggs are so large and they need to be handled with care so that they can hatch healthy birds. Diseases,malformations and slow development can usually occur if the necessary conditions are not adhered to; the incubation period of ostrich is between 42-46 days. The eggs must be wiped with dry cloth,the hands that handle the eggs must be clean and sterilized with lodine wash/any disinfectant.The cleaned eggs should be left to air dry and sprayed with disinfectants before setting. The incubator room must be clean and disinfected with potassium permanganate/formaldehyde or any other disinfectant suitable for hatcheries. The eggs are to be stored for 7 days under ultraviolet light at 35% relative humidity and temperature of 17-21°c.Incubators maintained at 35-40% of relative humidity and 36°c with airflow of about 45 litres/hr will ensure maximum hatachability.Candling is done to monitor embryo development,this can progress until day 40. Once piping begins,the eggs are transferred to a hatcher,where the chicks use their beaks to break the shell.Gentian violet/iodine spray/any other disinfectant are used to clean the umbilical area for 3 days. Adequate incubator parameters and handling techniques coupled with strict bio security protocol is key to increase hatachability rate of the ostrich.