Animal Husbandry

Poultry farmers must focus on disease resistance rather than treatment

A lot of people have the misconception that poultry is an easy task. It is important ..

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Fierce but fetching; fighter fishes can fill your pockets

How to teach cats good habits with a water syringe

Those who have cats as pet will surely know the challenges of taking care of them. Some cats urinate and defecate inside the house, ..

Kissing gourami

Kissing gourami: The ‘romantic’ pair for your fish tank

Kissing Gourami is an ornamental fish that is popular for its habit of ‘kissing’. Scientifically named as Helostoma temminckii, ..

spotted butterfish

Spotted butterfish: Not only edible, but ornamental too

Keralites are familiar with spotted butterfish, which is locally known as ‘Nachara’ or ‘Kachayi’, as an edible ..


Ostriches brought to Kerala vet college for research

Kalpetta: The emu birds in Pookode Veterinary College can now have the company of four new ostriches brought from Tamil Nadu. The six-month ..


Feed silage to cattle for better milk production

As the grass farms were destroyed in the flood, silage is suggested as a good alternative fodder for the cattle. Though the north Indian ..


Tips to treat breathing trouble in domestic fowls

A gapeworm scientifically known as Syngamus trachea causes breathing troubles in domestic fowls like chicken, quails, ducks and turkeys ..


Have a ‘Miss Kerala’ in your fish tank for a visual treat

‘Miss Kerala’ is not only the title of a beauty pageant, but also a pretty ornamental fish much popular in the market ..


Success story of first female vet surgeon in Lakshadweep

When Dr. P. P. Nilufer took charge as the first women veterinary surgeon in the Kavaratti dairy farm in Lakshadweep, everyone in the ..


Duck farming at home gaining popularity

Duck farming at home is increasingly becoming popular. This new kind of farming is profitable even when 5-10 ducks are grown at home ..

Arapaima gigas

6.75 feet long, weighs 100 kg; Giant fish from Amazon pulls crowd

Kothamangalam (Ernakulam): A giant fish that weighs more than 100 kg and has a length of 6.75 feet has drawn crowd to the fish farm ..

Dr. Migdad and Jancy in rabbit farm

Pass a test first and then get rabbit; Dr. Migdad’s style of rabbit farming

Ashiyana Rabbit Farm started by Dr. M. Migdad at Tirur in Malappuram is one of the noted rabbit farms in India. There are thousands ..


An award winning aquaculture story from Kottayam

Kottayam: Kallara Perumthuruth native Alice Joseph won the award for the best district-level Aquacultural Promoter. She works as promoter ..

Turkey meat

People of all ages can have turkey meat

Turkey bird farming is commonly practised in countries like Australia, Canada, Britain, and Israil. They can be grown in any part of ..


Home-made nourishing feed for aquarium fish

Aquarium fish can be fed with both organic feed and artificial feed. Most of the aquarium maintainers use artificial feed mainly because ..


Chicken prices in Kerala rise over supply crunch

Kottayam: Chicken prices in Kerala is sky rocketing following the fall in supply from Tamil Nadu and rise in demand. It is reported ..


American Silkie priced Rs 4000 for pair and more; Ornamental poultry trends

Pathanamthitta: Mallappalli native Saji Abraham earns a good profit from ornamental poultry farming. He grows more than 16 ornamental ..

vechur cow

Pregnant cows starve at Veterinary University Farm

Mannuthy: Violating the norms of animal protection act, Vechur cows in the farm of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University ..

Guinea pigs

Peruvian, Silkie, Guinea...In Kerala you can find them

Chittur: Peruvian, Silkie, Guinea, American and 14 such different varieties of guinea pigs are grown in the farm owned by Menonpara ..

pady field

Cranes destroy paddy cultivation in Thrissur

Kattakambal (Thrissur): The paddy cultivation at the farmlands of Kattakambal in Thrissur district are being destroyed by cranes. ..


7000 fish grown in this high-tech farm, professionally!

Nellikkunnu native Jiji Francis has started fish farming one year ago, dreaming of setting up a high-tech farm later. The 7000 ..

cattle farming

Dairy farm in a car porch – Ayoob sets new trend with local breeds

A car porch is more than enough to start cattle farming, says Thottoli Ayoob, a young farmer from Wayanad. His testimony is based on ..


At Rs 400 a kg, 'GIFT' is a true gift for fish farmers

Aquaculture is becoming one of the fastest growing employment sectors in Kerala. To start fish farming, all you need is a pond and ..


Foreign fish breeds invade local waters; Native fishes at extinction risk

Kochi: Three years since a concerned report recommending that foreign fish breeds must be kept away from the dam waters of Kerala, ..


Terrace fish farming: Govt’s new project for women

Kochi: Terrace farming is emerging as a unique agricultural solution in the state. However, in most of the cases, terrace farming gets ..

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