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A combination of molasses, urea and additional components are used in the making of the molasses urea blocks.

Globally, mulberry leaves are utilized as feed for the silk worm and livestock. It can be used also as vegetable (young leaves and stems), for human consumption.

Gliricidia is used as a high protein supplement to low quality basal feeds such as grass, straw and other crop residues.

Stylosanthes guianensis (stylo) is a legume that is adapted to acid infertile soils, has a low P demand, is easily established from cuttings or seeds, and is drought tolerant; making it an excellent protein source during the dry season.

Select does for your breeding herd that is not more than 2 years old (1—2 pairs of permanent teeth). Avoid old does (may have bad habits). Does should have shiny coat, straight legs, good conformation and alert eyes.

Pig farming is the raising and breeding of domestic pigs as livestock, and is a branch of animal husbandry. Pigs are farmed principally for food (e.g. pork, bacon, gammon) and skins.

It is very important that goats are tagged so that they can be easily identified especially for serious goat producers who are keen on maintaining records of their quality animals. 

A pig farmer who considers him/herself to be in the business of producing pigs should ensure that he or she develops the technique of Artificial Insemination (AI).

The trimming of hooves of goats is a simple task that can be easily learned. Many foot and leg problems in goats are either caused by a lack of trimming or improper trimming techniques.

Egg grading is the grouping of eggs into lots according to similar characteristics in quality and weight.