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How to raise your chicks (pullet) to be the best producers

The body weight of a chicken and its composition at the beginning of laying are the two main factors that will influence egg size at maturity and the remainder of the laying period. According to Mr Douglas Malala, the national services manager of Evonix...

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 County, nothing prepares us for the urban farm and the animals we are about to see. We branch off through...

How to make your own natural pesticides

The best time to spray is early in the morning and evening to avoid disintegration from the sun and to killing predators and beneficial insects. Blackjack Crush a handful of mature blackjack seeds, add water and boil for 10 minutes then leave it to cool....

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. •...

Eggs are nature’s vitamin pills

Eggs are an excellent source of high quality protein, rich in amino acids, calcium, sodium, iodine, selenium, choline and vitamins A, B, D & E; described by nutritionists, as a large vitamin pill – a mineral cocktail, they contain all the essential vitamins and...

Valuable tips on goat rearing

Rearing of goats can be very rewarding Goats easily adapt to varied temperatures. However, the following tips will help reduce the incidence of death and disease.  Never subject your goats to wind. Windy conditions encourage pneumonia-causing bacteria like Pasteurella multocida to proliferate, which can...

TIPS ON STARTING YOUR OWN PERMACULTURE GARDEN

Many people visit restaurants or friends and one look at their beautiful gardens suddenly awakens a resolve in them to emulate them, or maintain at least three potted plants. For those who have been wishing to plant something but never got round to doing it;...
Pig farming

TIPS ON EFFECTIVE PIG FARMING

There are a number of elements that a farmer needs to meet in order to have an operative pig farming practice. These include a dependable water supply and adequate assets to start the operation and keep it going until the promotion of the first...

How can you best take care of your calves?

How you bring up your calf from birth to weaning stage will determine the quality of cow that you get. Care should be taken to promote growth, thus reducing chances of loss from death and disease while maintaining the health of the calf. However, raising...

Counties seek solution to green gram market crisis

A few months ago, farmers in four green gram producing counties - Kitui, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi and Meru - were a happy lot. The harvest was good, and they looked forward to a windfall. It did not happen. Today, overproduction of the legume has wiped...

Study reveals how to make fish farming more lucrative

More can be reaped from fish farming by increasing the stocking size of fingerlings, a new study by Farm Africa and World Fish has revealed. The study conducted between July last year and February this year shows that reduced production cycle and input costs make...

How researchers and farmers ensure your plate of chips is safe to eat and...

The importance of the potato meal on the table for many Kenyans cannot be overstated. It is a delicacy that ranks second most important after maize, giving farmers a reliable crop to reap returns from. However, to get maximum returns, it is critical for farmers...