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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…

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…

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…

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…

Artificial Insemination in Busia County

Artificial Insemination (AI) is strongly taking shape amongst dairy farmers in Busia. Numerous farmers are using the process in breeding exotic cows to close the…

Feed Supplements supplied in Isiolo

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) made a donation of feed supplements for animals in Isiolo County. This comes in light of the drought that…

Over 400,000 animals receive PPR Vaccination

Ovine rinderpest, also commonly known as Peste des Petits Ruminants, is a contagious disease that primarily affects sheep and goats. However, camels and some other…

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…

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…

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…

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…