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Category: Livestock

Fish Cage farming in Lake Victoria

Low fish stock in Lake Victoria has become a blessing in disguise as fish cage farming increases on the lake, that is expected to lead…

How did these dairy farmers get new machinery?

Dairy farmers in Nyeri County will soon increase the quality and quantity of their milk production due to new machinery. The farmers affiliated with Kieni…

Livestock-Off-Take Program

Marsabit has begun the awaited Lovestock Off-take programme in efforts to help farmers deal with the major drought. The principal secretary of the State department…

What is Embryo Transfer and why you should use it

ET is a dairy breeding technology where proven genetically superior cows are assisted to produce several calves within a short period. It involves two processes:…

Insects in animal feed

The increase in animal feed prices and general shortage has caused concern for the product in the Kenyan market. Livestock keepers and animal feed manufacturers…

How to keep your cows comfortable

The following tips will help you provide housing that gives your cows maximum comfort. Maximum comfort, translates to savings through increased milk production, reduced in­juries…

How not to medicate your animals

Modern medicine can be traced to the beginning of the 19th century. However, since antiquity, humans have always grappled with the question of diseases and…

Planning your farm for success

We start this agribusiness section with an article, describing what successful entrepreneurs tend to be and do. Here, we look at what is important in…

Achieving success in dairy production

We can easily double milk production in Kenya from the current 5.2 billion litres to about 9 billion litres by working on our production systems,”…

Boosting artificial insemination in Kenya

Did you know that Kenya was the second country in the world to introduce artificial insemination (AI) for breeding and disease control? Only Russia beat…

Disease management and how it affects Milk quality

Importance of disease management in dairy sector According to Dr Menjo, there is a need to restructure the flow in veterinary services. Disease management is…

Lactose free milk

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

Profits in Commercial Dairy Farming

Migrating from rural areas to towns to look for jobs is a norm. However, relocating from the village to farm in the urban centres sounds…

Organic Farming

Meat is often more looked after at buffets instead of vegetables and fruits, and why is that? It is because protein as a nutrient is…

How to control mycotoxins for safer animal products

The fungi, which produce toxins in the field and during storage, are of the strain Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium. Mycotoxin producing moulds are found in…

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