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Act quickly to save Kenya’s Lakes and fish, urges Greenpeace Africa

The piles of dead Nile Perch that have been washing up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya and Lake Nakuru are…

How to deal with ticks on your livestock

Of all the animal parasites, ticks are one of the most stubborn. They are a menace and can cause havoc. They transmit some of the…

Why you should consider Kuroiler chicken

Kuroiler is a rural-specific, multicolu­ored, dual-purpose bird. It was developed through selective and controlled crossing of high yielding indige­nised poultry germplasm. Keggs Farm in India…

Kuroiler chicken farming

Mrs Teresia Ng’ang’  sells to her latest customer a batch of her day-old chicks , then makes her way back to the coop where she…

Part 2: Broiler house designs

The design should facilitate productivity and profit. Some factors to consider when building a poultry house include: Choosing the site: Dr Dhia Alchalabi, a poultry…

Housing preparation for broilers

Rearing chickens for meat (broilers) is a venture that is worth trying out. Broilers grow fast and are ready for slaughter at 20 weeks. Also,…

Chebararwa Farmers’ Training Centre to avail high grade livestock for breeding at affordable rates

Uasin Gishu County is up-scaling breeding of high-quality livestock at a farmers’ training center (FTC) in to be availed to North Rift farmers at affordable…

Cooperatives continue receiving low milk supply due to Covid-19 pandemic

The dairy industry is still recording declining returns due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the agricultural sub-sector. Some farmers and dairy societies…

Feeding & Milking Your Dairy Cow

Feeding: The last two months of your cow’s pregnancy (dry period) and the first month of lactation are very critical. They determine how well the…

Bid to boost dairy farmers’ incomes

The Uasin Gishu County government on February 22, officially launched a special initiative to boost milk production. The ‘Operation Maziwa Lita Kumi’ is a follow-up…

Why farmers should consider Friesian cows

By Clifford Akumu Dairy farming is still arguably one of the most lucrative enterprises in the country, if it is properly done. Kenya has over…

What to Consider Before Starting a Kienyeji Chicken Enterprise

Chicken farming, whether the indigenous or broiler breed, draws in as much interest and loathing in equal measure from those who have succeeded or failed…

Why you should take goat milk

Not many Kenyans have ever tasted goat milk or its products. This is so and yet there is wholesome goodness in this precious food. It…

Brucellosis in animals: Symptoms and Prevention

Brucellosis: What you need to know Brucellosis is a debilitating zoonotic disease. Since it affects both humans and animals, it is a disease of immense…

Fishing industry and Covid-19

By Mwangi Mumero The global fishing industry faces a gloomy 2021 after being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a 4th February report…

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