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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...

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...

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...

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 idea This article will talk more about poultry farming in Kenya. Housing The ideal house should provide the birds with a comfortable...

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 of dairy, raise them to sell their milk. Many raise cattle to show in fairs and other local events. In...

‘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 a hygiene product being used world wide. Staldren® is phosphate free and PH-neutral, which means that it does not dissolve/or loosen floorings...

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...

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 role played by this social insect in food security. In developed countries, bees are more valued for their role in...

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...