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Want to sell to Farmers Choice? Here’s what you need to do

Have healthy pigs (fit for human consumption), which should be free from disease and originate from disease-free areas. Observe 28 days withdrawal period from the day of last treatment. Ensure pigs weigh between 80 – 100 kgs live weight and aged 7-8 months. ...

Northern Kenyan Poultry Company bags top African award

A chicken processing plant in northern Kenya, Kulamawe Poultry Industries, has scooped one of the five awards in the inaugural Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch competition. Only 21 entrepreneurs were selected to compete for the final five categories out of more than 450 entries from...

Insects, the latest craze in animal feeds sector

While insects are well-known for the critical role they play in the environment and in agriculture, a good number of them often find themselves on the opposite end of human tolerance and are targeted for destruction. Today, however, some insects are becoming stars in...
The conference also coincides with the launch of GODAN’s initiative the Agriculture Open Data Package (AgPack.info)

Nairobi to host Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition and...

Nairobi is set to host a high profile agri-conference,convening business leaders and governments from the G77, including 100 Agriculture Ministers from 14th – 16th June at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi . The conference is the largest event held in the world to bring together...

New rapid pregnancy test technology

Livestock farmers in Kenya can now easily confirm pregnancy in cows, following the introduction of a new rapid pregnancy test technology. The advanced “RapidVisual Pregnancy Test” enables dairy and beef producers to establish whether their animals have conceived or not, just 28 days after insemination. The...

Tips on how to rear Broilers (Poultry)

Many people are interested in broiler farming in Kenya. Broilers are meat birds often referred to as fryers in some places. They are bred to grow fast so that they are ready for the dinner table between 4 and 10 weeks of age. Currently...

You can now track your cow’s cycle on your mobile phone

Kenyan dairy farmers can now track the estrus cycle of their cows using a new mobile phone application tool, which is set to boost herd management for better milk and calf production. The voice-based tool called “iCow” enables small-scale farmers to keep record of...

Colorful way to rid the farm of harmful insects and pests

One easily spots the “decorations” from miles away, a tell-tale sign of an impending visit to the farm by an important person, or of a significant event. But on arrival at the gate, it becomes evident that the decorations are not along the pathway,...

Egg hatching turns into money spinner for medic

T he nurse, who quit his job to try his hand at agribusiness, is now raking in Ksh120,000 monthly from hatching chickens. All Mr Martin Mau does is to gather eggs and put them in an incubator, wait for them to hatch and sell...

Feeds your cow requires for best production

Often, many small-scale farmers rely only on pasture to feed their dairy animals, but it is the amount and quality of feed you give your cows that plays a major role in determining the milk they produce. Just like human beings, your cows need a...

Scaling the heights of fish business

An appetising aroma wafts from a crowded section of Gikomba market, Nairobi. There is a flurry of activity all over, with various traders pitching loudly in the vast, open-air market for the various merchandise they have on offer. Amid the cacophony, a considerable part of...

Honey Care launches new product line to create market for smallholder farmers

Honey Care Africa has launched A new range of re-branded honey and healthy snack products. David Gachoki, Chief Executive Officer, Honey Care while unveiling the new range of products, said promotion of healthy diets and adequate micro-nutrient intake is critical in the fight against non-communicable...

Worrying levels of Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin prevalence is so acute in Kenya that some major industries would be forced to shut down, if international standards were to be strictly enforced. This is the worrying message from recent research findings on the cost and health implications of aflatoxin in the...

Tips to milking your cows the right way

Milking is one thing many farmers take for granted, yet experts say it determines the quality and quantity of milk production, as well as your cow’s health. Godfrey Awinda, from Egerton University, gives advice on how to go about it the right way. •...

New pig genetics and AI services introduced

As demand for pork rises in the country, pig farming is gaining popularity owing to its low capital requirements and high returns. Farmers Choice has come up with innovative ways to support farmers, one of them being the introduction of AI services. Why did the...