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Category: Dairy Farming

Brachiaria grass, a ‘wonder grass’ for livestock

Indigenous dairy cows and crosses have lower milk production, yield­ing between one and10 liters daily compared to exotic breeds such as Friesians and Jerseys that…

The dairy sector on a ‘burning platform’

Even before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the dairy sector in Kenya was already on a ‘burning platform’, according to experts. The burning platform…

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…

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…

Nutribio products improve milk yield for farmers

Kenya’s dairy sector has tremendous potential for growing the economy, job creation, and boosting food security. The sector contributes about 14 per cent to the…

Improved practices boost milk production in Nakuru County

Dairy farmers in Nakuru County have recorded increased milk production and sales in the past two years, due to the adoption of good agricultural practices….

Milking made easy

Mr Wilson Kirwa is an eldoret-based farmer who has discovered the convenience and advantages of milking machines. He has joined that breed of Kenyan producers…

Caring for livestock during the rainy season

Many parts of the country are experiencing above-average downpours. This has led to flooding in some areas, ravaging both animal and human lives. In some…

Quality semen now available to increase farmers productivity

Farmers can now access high quality semen and AI services, at very affordable prices from leading semen producer, Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC)

10 tips to achieving peak milk yield

What dairy farmers want is a healthy offspring and increased milk production after calving. These 10 tips will help you do exactly that

Free milk cooling systems for Nakuru dairy farmers

County enhancing value addition to stabilise milk market By Jackosn Okata Nakuru County is banking on value addition to stabilise raw milk market prices to…

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