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Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus) Production in West Africa

Dec 24, 2014 ... grasscutter production include irregular supply of breeding stock, environmental issues, poor ... consumption in West Africa as well as suggests the direction of further research on grasscutter production. Keywords: Grasscutter; feeding; housing; performance; diseases ...... Ndi MJ. Cane rat farming manual.


Small animals for small farms - second edition

programme managers in government and non-governmental organizations. What actions might policy-makers take to create enabling environments for small-scale farmers to diversify into new income-generating activities? The FAO Diversification booklets are not intended to be technical 'how to do it' guidelines. Readers ...


Features and Profitability of Domestic Grasscutter-Main Work.pdf

The potentials of grasscutter farming as a means of poverty alleviation, as well as its contribution to keeping ... Grasscutter production in Ghana was started by Asibey and also the Game and Wildlife. (now Wildlife ...... Economic theory provides little guide concerning the mathematical form of the regression model that suits a ...

Features and Profitability of Domestic Grasscutter-Main Work.pdf

The Grasscutter I: A Livestock of Tomorrow

Key words: Grasscutter, livestock, Thryonomys swinderianus, weaning. INTRODUCTION. Globally, wildlife has ... Among the wild rodents, the grasscutter , or cane rat or cane cutter is the most preferred. (Asibey and Eyeson, 1973', Clottey, ...... Grasscutter Farming: A Manual for Beginners. TNSTI. and CSIR., Accra,. Ghana.


Solar,Automatic And Manual Operated Diaphragm Pump And Grass

diaphragm pump and grass cutter. The progressive invention in agriculture system is becoming an important task especially because of rising demand on quality of agriculture products and declining labour availability in rural farming areas. Innovative idea of our project is to automate the process of spraying the pesticide by ...


Growth, Reproduction and Carcass Characteristics of Grasscutters

characteristics of grasscutters from birth to weaning. In clearings. Grasscutter meat is considered a delicacy and that study, grasscutters were provided with protein most Ghanaians relish it [6]. Grasscutter farming and supplement containing different levels of 10, 12, 14, 16, research started in Ghana in the 1960s [7, 8].


a beginners guide for Young farmers

Welcome to the Field Guide! Farmers in the United States are collectively entering a stage of mass farm turnover. Over 40% of farmers are over 55 years in age, and while these individuals are still hale, hearty, and enthusiastically growing the food for the nation, they are seeking to develop a new generation of young ...



Thryonomys swinderianus, cane rat, grasscutter, wildlife farming, bushmeat, Gabon, meat production, rural ... The Giant cane rat or grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus) is being developed as a minilivestock species ..... JORI, F. and NOËL, J.M. (1996): Guide pratique de l'élevage d'aulacodes au Gabon. VSF/ Coopération ...


Economic aspects of Grasscutter Farming in Southwest Nigeria

Abstract— Economic aspects of grasscutter farming and their implications for sustainable adoption and conservation were studied in. Ondo, Osun ... in Ondo and Osun States while they were collected in 5 Local Government Areas in Oyo State where grasscutter farming has been adopted. ...... FAO Conservation Guide 26.


Backyard grasskeeper keeping

be cheap; and grasscutter meat sells at good prices. This Agrodok explains the details and hazards of grasscutter farming. Within Agromisa's overall aim of improving small-scale farming, this booklet offers an approach to make grasscutter farming a successful and rewarding enterprise. Acknowledgements: This guide to ...


university of ghana, legon college of basic and applied sciences

2.1 Grasscutter. 7. 2.2 Nutritional composition of grasscutter meat. 8. 2.3 Market value for grasscutter meat. 9. 2.3.1 Demand and consumption patterns for grasscutter ... 2.5.1 Role of the government of Ghana in grasscutter production ...... seamed manually using Ives-Way Manual Can Sealer (Model 500, Round Lake Beach,.

Titus Stanislaus Saanaakyaavuure Dery _Assessment of the Consumption Trends for Grasscutter Meat in Ga- West Municipality and Development of A Thermal Process Schedule for Canned Minced Grasscuttter Meat._2015.pdf?sequence=1

Phenotypic and genetic parameter estimates for grasscutter

Jun 25, 2012 ... 1Department of Animal Science Education, College of Agriculture Education, University of Education, Winneba, P.O. Box ... important in the grasscutter, and must be accounted for in breeding value estimations. Keywords: Thryonomys ..... Adu EK (1999). Grasscutter Farming: A Manual for Beginners. 1st ed.


Farming as a Family Business Training Manual

FARMING AS A FAMILY. BUSINESS. TRAINING MANUAL. Program Title: Zimbabwe Agricultural Competitiveness Program. Sponsoring USAID Office: USAID | Zimbabwe. Contract Number: EDH-I-15-05-0004-00. Contractor: DAI. Date of Publication: August 2012. Author: Tawedzegwa Musitini, Consultant for Zim-ACP.


Evaluation of Corn Cob on the Growth Performance of Grasscutter

Michael Opoku-Agyeman. University for Development Studies, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Tamale, Ghana. Abstract ... the effect of corn cob on the performance of grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus). A total twelve weaned ..... Adu, E.K., Manual for grasscutter farming beginners. West Africa ...


“How To START And Create WEALTH Through Grasscutter Farming.”

reports, handouts, videos, training manuals etc. The amount you make here depends on how well you package and market your intellectual products. Most farmers sell there Grasscutter videos for N7,500 –N10,000 non-negotiable. Through my marketing mix, I sold my Training videos and made some money from it too.


Bushmeat and The Future of Protein in West Africa

Grasscutter Farming: The Future of Bushmeat in West Africa. Edible Insects: The Future of Protein. West Africa Trends Newsletter, Issue 9, 2014. Malnutrition is a ..... Breeding Guide”. Ÿ Jovana Farms, also in Nigeria, offers regular hands-on training programs on its farms for grasscutter breeding. Grasscutter farming has ...


factors affecting growth and body measurements of the grasscutter

IKPEZE, Obiora Osegboka and EBENEBE, Cordelia Ifeyinwa. 180. REFERENCES. ADU, J. A. (1995). Manual of grasscutter husbandry. Adagrow Farms. Lagos. pp. 25 – 30. AFOLAYAN, T. A. and ANADU, P. A. (1981). Preliminary observation on the ecology and domestication of the grasscutter. Journal of Institute of Animal.


Tropical beef production manual

There are many types of beef enterprises including breeding operations to produce calves and fattening operations to grow out young stock for slaughter or for the feedlot. However, this manual is concerned with the smaller operators. Some may keep only one or two head, while others may have twenty or more, or be part of ...


Thryonomys swinderianus, Temminck

Gastrointestinal helminth infection of wild grasscutters was highest during the early dry season (EDS) of the year, which was 32.9%, 31.4% ... agents of grasscutter diseases, in order to reduce their mortality and thereby help to increase grasscutter meat production .... scopically; using standard manuals ( MAFF, 1986), while.


ValueLinks Manual – The Methodology of Value Chain Promotion

ValueLinks Manual. The Methodology of Value Chain Promotion. First Edition. Division 45 Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Division 41 Economic Development and Employment ...