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Easy-to-use pregnancy diagnosis kit for cows

The long wait to know whether or not your cow is pregnant after insemination is almost over, following the unveiling of a test kit that can detect pregnancy and embryo mortality 20 days after it is served. The kit, which has been developed by...

Fertiliser for plants and animals that works wonders

Ever heard of a fertiliser that is administered to both animals and plants? Well, a foliar fertiliser, which originates from Malaysia, is causing plenty of excitement among farmers in Kenya and the rest of the East African region. And yes, it is organic. The...

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...

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 a farmers’ group. This sparked a demonstration by some villagers, who feared that the animals would finish grass for their...

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...

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, not a smooth affair from the beginning with a cross section of people opposed to the project. Donkey owners in the...

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 must to do things to be done. Below are some quick guidelines to follow: Choose the right breed :First and...

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 but busy Chaka market along the Nyeri-Nanyuki road, a smooth tarmac road on the right turn is conspicuous. Although it...

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 have been cited as some of the reasons for this. Many farmers still find it a challange to get the...

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 County. In fact, for many, the venture has become a form of slavery, where the cost of production per litre...

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...

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,...

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

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 purposes. Yet these can be a good source of revenue and milk for the family or farmer. Mr Peter Chelule has...

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. ...

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 cows cannot come on heat; if they do, they do not conceive; if they conceive they do not carry the...

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