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Kenya to host international Poultry Expo next year

Kenya is set to host an international poultry expo next year.  HPP Exhibitions is organizing the event slated for May 23-25, 2023, at the Sarit…

There is more to bees that just sweet honey

By Bernadette Murgor bmurgor@smartfarmerkenya.com Beekeeping is sweet news for consumers, but should also be for the farmers, who make it happen. Honey is popular all…

Cow milk tops list of most widely cultivated agricultural product worldwide

Cow milk tops the list of the most widely cultivated agricultural commodity across the world, followed by sugarcane, corn, wheat, and rice, according to a…

Black soldier fly larvae can cut reliance on antibiotics in poultry, scientists discover

Having the larvae in feeds increases the wealth of beneficial bacteria in the gut of the birds, thus promoting their overall health and growth. By…

Limit consumption of eggs, beef and pork to help tackle climate crisis, campaigners urge

Shifting from animal to plant-based proteins could help in the climate change battle, an animal proteins summit heard. By Clifford Akumu Limiting the consumption of…

Vaccinate your cows to avoid huge losses

If you think education is expensive you should try ignorance, goes the old adage. In animal health, the generic form of this adage states that…

Bee farmers feel the sting of climate change in Nyandarua

Bad weather patterns, use of harmful farm chemicals and poor management of hives, are being blamed for the difficult times that beekeepers are going through…

A shot in the arm for aquaculture growth

A shot in the arm for aquaculture growth While fish farming holds a special place in food security and nutrition, as well as the economy,…

How the Maasai have taken up fish farming

Quarrying pits caused by gypsum mining introduced the Maasai generally pastoralist community, to aquaculture business. Years of environmental and land degradation by profit-motivated firms have…

Black soldier fly comes to the rescue of fish farmer

BY AGNES KINYUA an ABDP Fisheries Officer Sywan Urban Aquaculture Centre in Nyeri County was established in March 2018 for intensive and integrated aquaculture with…

Sh100m Fish Farming project

Fish farming in Nyanza and Eastern parts of Kenya just received a huge boost through a Sh100m pilot project. Lattice Aquaculture are behind the project with…

Poultry farming boost in Kisumu county

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Kenya is working in partnership with the County of Kisumu to promote poultry farming. The main aim is to improve agricultural production as…

Calf feeding, housing and hygiene

Feeding calves below six months with silage causes them to have “distended stomachs, which in the long run adversely affects their growth, Calves should be…

Cow comfort equals more milk

The comfort of your cow determines how long it remains healthy and productive. A cow has to move 25,000 litres of blood through its udder…

Types of milk

Did you know that more than 6billion people worldwide consume milk and milk products? However, a large percentage of the total world population suffers from…