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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Camel Magic at Rimoi Village

It was a strange sight when a herd of six camels arrived in Rimoi Village in Elgeyo/Marakwet County in 2008, to be reared by...

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...
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,...

How to get the best off your dairy cow

If your aim is in rearing dairy cows, you will want to ensure maximum milk production and get some good income. There are a...

Matu Wamae: Dairy farmer in his own class

In a rural setting such as dry Kieni East, you do not normally get a tarmac road off a highway. But at the dusty...

How to choose the best bull for quality

With milk and meat production levels below optimum levels in the country, lack of adequate cost-effective AI services and use of poor bull breeds...

A pillow for the cow

Many dairy farmers in Kenya do not get their value’s worth and earn a pittance, says Charles Njoroge, a dairy farmer in Mukurweini, Nyeri...

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...

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...

How a teacher has grown his goat worth Sh25,000 to 30 goats worth Sh300,000...

Many small-scale farmers rear goats either for sentimental value or to provide meat for the family, without ever thinking of doing it for commercial...

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...

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...

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...

Tips on how to rear Layers (Poultry)

There are many types of poultry farming in Kenya where one can earn a decent living. Embarking on chicken farming is a good profitable...

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...

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Vital tips from urban dairy farmer’s success

for the rest of the month and year and tell mAs we drive on the dirt road off Kiminini shopping centre, in Trans Nzoia...

State-of-the-art hatchery in Naivasha for indigenous chickens

It takes a 15-minute drive from Naivasha Town to reach this highly guarded farm with a conspicuous ‘Mbwa Kali’ sign at the main gate. In...

Potato farmers to benefit from new Nyandarua reasearch and production centre

Potato farmers are set to benefit from the construction of a research and production centre in Nyandarua County, which will guarantee farmers quality, climate,...

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