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|Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:32am On Mar 01|
This journey of mine started in 2017 and has become a passion for me. I have learnt a lot from starting has a complete novice with 5 leftover sheep they were so so malnourished to having 54 in total as I am typing this( a lot has been sold over the years tho). You will surely learn a lot through this thread. It’s my new month gift to you all stay tuned
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|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:34am On Mar 01|
Without much paparazzi let us get straight to the point of what will make you a successful sheep or goat farmer.
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:40am On Mar 01|
I call it ;
Get this right and you are on the right track to millions. Mind you this road is not easy but the journey is amazing and you can be free through this venture. Trust me I know what am saying. Am not totally financially free through my sheep farm but they do serve as a confirm asset that multiplies every 7 month.
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|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:48am On Mar 01|
We have about four major breeds of sheep in Nigeria that I know of and they are ;
1. West African dwarf
2. Yankasa (Fulani breed)
When it comes to breed the number from 4 to 1 respectively is the rank at which they are good on their return on invest. I personally have three of this breeds on my farm except balami and by God grace this year I will buy a male to cross breed my ewes.
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|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 12:51am On Mar 01|
Sheep give birth every 5 months if properly fed and cared for. Most times they give birth 3 times in 2 years and under proper management some start producing twins after their first birth.
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|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 1:07am On Mar 01|
Let me explain something here for you to understand their pregnancy pattern. So let us say for example I got a sheep and she became pregnant on the first week of March . She is most likely to give birth in July or early august. Which is 5 month after being pregnant. Then she will nurse her lamb for a month or two before coming on heat again after which if she gets pregnant will conceive in the next 5 months again. My point is after your sheep gives birth add another 7 month to that date and you should have a rough estimate of when to be expecting another lamb under proper nutrition and management
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|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 1:09am On Mar 01|
More info coming
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Nobody: 1:53am On Mar 01|
I am following.
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by lecturerdabo(m): 4:04am On Mar 01|
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by impeccablephili: 6:03am On Mar 01|
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by rainmoredays: 10:23am On Mar 01|
My kind of thread
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Megamercy(m): 11:37am On Mar 01|
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Alberttahir: 8:13pm On Mar 01|
Ride on op. Thanks for This thread
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Redomi(m): 9:11pm On Mar 02|
Boss,na everything you dey do, rice farming, vegetable farming
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Praisepriest: 7:59pm On Mar 03|
Great work my brother, thanks to God you are not part of the lazy youth. Where are you based? I need your contact.
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Praisepriest: 8:11pm On Mar 03|
How do you feed them, with what? Is your farm fenced? If not how do you stop them from going to neighbors houses?
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by FarmTech(m): 10:36pm On Mar 03|
Nice thread. Following.
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by kyinusa: 1:22am On Mar 04|
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 6:42pm On Mar 11|
Redomi:I am a full time farmer bro I even ventured into tomato with drip this year. Sold some of my sheep to start the project. Like have said earlier they are better than keeping money in the bank. Great assets indeed
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|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 6:43pm On Mar 11|
Praisepriest:Located in iwo. My contact is on my signature
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 6:46pm On Mar 11|
Praisepriest:The size of the farm is big close to 70 acres. We planted palm on most of the land so instead of spraying herbicides I introduced sheep as my weed management. Close to 10acres is fenced so during the onset of the raining season when farming activities are high I do camp them but when we get to the middle of the year I do both free range and I also feed them silage too
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by mcteddy01: 10:18pm On Mar 11|
Nice one bro , pls continue coz really following ur tread bro
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Redomi(m): 1:11pm On Mar 12|
Jub101:boss please can I have your number? I'm planning to go into tomatoes soon
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 11:06am On Mar 13|
It’s in my signature below. I am just starting out on tomato too
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|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:05pm On Mar 13|
Let me give some vital point on the nutritional requirements of sheep. I learnt a great lesson from a farmer on YouTube that rears goat ( hamiisi semenda) and what he said was that we livestock farmers are actually into grasses and legumes business we only use our animals to convert them into meat which is more profitable than selling grasses. It is when people start treating this animals they way they are that you will make meaningful profit from the venture
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:11pm On Mar 13|
Ruminant animals are made to feed on grasses through their complex digestive system to turn those grasses into protein. So when you’re thinking about what to feed your animals always think grasses and legumes and if you do have leftover food then you can feed them that too. Occasionally there will be some exemptions to this rule like when;
1.When they are pregnant and you want to have a good birth weight for your lambs.
2.When you are fattening your animals for quick return
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 9:17pm On Mar 13|
As a sheep farmer you will need to invest in some grasses and legumes to feed your animals. You can do your research on them. The ones I use are ; Napier grass, Bracharia ruzisiensis , panicum maximum these are all grasses and their yield per acre differs. The one I enjoy using the most is Napier grass as it is easy to cultivate and multiplying of the plant is through its stem cutting. The legumes I use are lablab, centrosema ,prureira and the normal black eye bean we eat. Lablab is far productive among the legumes as it’s yield is enormous and it’s also drought resistant.
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by rinzylee(m): 12:29am On Mar 14|
Well-done bro... I am following !!
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by FarmTech(m): 7:51am On Mar 14|
Can u post these plants pictures?
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 3:38am On Mar 19|
|Re: Diary Of A Sheep Farmer by Jub101(m): 3:39am On Mar 19|
I will post that of lablab when I get to the farm tomorrow
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