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Most frequent illnesses in domestic Rabbits

01.June 2021

Rabbit breeding is still troubled by illness. Despite advances in science and research, despite the availability of information, improvements in feed produced and breeders’ practices, there are more and more health problems for breeders. The medical condition of rabbits is a factor limiting the prosperity and continued existence of a breeding colony.

Pig sire breeds and synthetic lines

25.May 2021

In the Czech Republic, breeders work with sire breeds (currently represented, in particular, by White Sire, Duroc and Piétrain), including their synthetic lines (SL 34, SL 38, SL 48 and possibly SL 68) and pig dam breeds.

How to recognise a Rabbit´s sex

24.May 2021

Determining the sex of a rabbit is a standard breeding procedure that every breeder should be able to perform perfectly. Whereas in the case of young the correct recognition of sex can cause trouble for beginners, in the case of adult rabbits it is straight-forward.

Dam Pig breeds bred in the Czech Republic

18.May 2021

Commercial pig breeders use both breeds that excel thanks to their reproduction parameters and breeds that pass on to their offspring good growth abilities, resilience and good meat quality. As a part of the hybridisation programme, the Pig Breeders Association and breeders work with dam breeds (Czech Improved White and Czech Landrace) and sire breeds.

Broodiness and stopping broodiness

08.March 2021 Published: MVDr. Miloslav Martinec, Ph.D

Brooding is a natural reproductive process of a layer’s organism, which is intended for producing the next generation, which is also why the hen actually lays eggs. All this is controlled by hormones and this is affected by many factors. Broody hens do not lay and broodiness (which may last for several weeks) means a loss of several tens of eggs for the breeder.

Breeding Pigeons - Part 2

01.March 2021

At the end of the 1980s and in the 1990s small pigeon farms started to be established here, and there were also larger ones with 1,000 breeding pairs for the purpose of producing meat squabs.

Breeding Pigeons - Part 1

11.December 2020

Breeders organised in the Czech and Slovak breeders associations are currently involved in breeding pigeons. The breeding aims of organised pigeon breeders are very varied, as pigeon breeds are various. There are also differences in the methods for breeding, accommodation, treatment, feeding, for some training and competitions for some utility in the form of meat.

Keeping chickens

27.November 2020 Published: Barlik Dusan In memoriam

People who have at least the minimum conditions for it, are now deciding to contribute to a healthier diet by producing their own plant and even animal products. Home-produced eggs are the most frequent animal products produced at home. This raises the question: How to do it?

Raising ducks

09.October 2020 Published: Barlík Dušan

We can divide people who raise ducks into two types. One type purchases three-day old ducklings every year and raises them until they are ready for slaughter. The second type is professionally engaged in raising ducks, not only for producing meat, but also for their ornamental qualities, which some breeds are distinguished by, and devotes time to breeding them according to the standard.

Hens aren’t laying?

30.September 2020

Many factors affect egg production - laying by hens - internal (e.g. genetics, the health of the hen or its age), and also external (e.g. feed, temperature of the environment, amount of daylight). Some factors we are able to influence and we will then complain a little less that our hens are not laying.