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Small holders suffer as donkey thefts rise

A 90-year-old woman is in deep mourning in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, following the death of her beloved donkey. Her most treasured animal was...
Donkey to Slaughter or not

The donkey: To slaughter or not to?

Early this year, the first donkey abattoir in the country was opened in Baringo County. Putting up the slaughterhouse in Mogotio Location was however,...

‘Staldren®’ An effective dry disinfectant for all domestic animals

Staldren® is an effective dry disinfectant for all domestic animals Staldren® is a Danish product which has been thoroughly tested by recognised international laboratories is as...

Keeping bees can greatly boost crop production

Mention the word bee, and it brings images of sweet honey or the painful sting associated with the hardworking insect. But only few recognize the...

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...

NEW PHONE APP GUIDES PASTORALISTS TO GREEN PASTURES AND WATER.

Afriscout – a revolutionary phone application for pastoralists to find pasture and water using the power of satellite and mobile technology has been  launched...

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...

Understanding why your cow may not be calving

Reproductive failure or infertility in dairy cattle is a common problem that many farmers have to deal with. Some have quit the venture because their...
New vaccine to counter Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Disease launched

Feeding your cows on too much grains can be dangerous

Feeding is key in a dairy enterprise. High-yielding animals require a lot of energy to sustain their bodies and produce at the desired level....
Pig farming

African governments urged to include animals in formulation of their policies.

The World Animal Protection organisation is running a global campaign christened, “Animals in Disaster”, which asks African governments to include animals in the formulation...

Step by step how to keep layers

Keeping layers is a lucrative business. A minimum of 300 layers, experts say, is the least number one should keep to make good commercial...

Device for drying cassava peels to make high value animal feed

Another interesting innovation showcased during the Postharvest Congress and Exhibition was Nigerian Dr Iheanacho Okike’s machine for drying and grading cassava peels. The innovation, which...
Online training for fish farmers

Online training for fish farmers

People wanting to establish fish farms can now access information and training at the click of a button. Farm Africa, a non-governmental organisation, has...

Cattle Farming in Kenya

There are various reasons why a person might engage in cattle farming in Kenya. Some raise large herds to sell, others, in the case...

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...