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Category: Dairy Farming

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…

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…

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…

Clusters: The power of banding together

With the dairy sector in a bad shape, experts have advanced reasons for this state of affairs. Lack of teamwork between actors in the production…

Factors influencing Kenyas dropping milk standards

It is important to explore and expound on some of the factors that have contributed to the dropping milk standards in Kenya. Below is an…

On-farm-feed formulation reduces dairy farmers’ costs by 50 per cent

When Alfred Korir started dairy farming in Nakuru County, he was confident that he would make hefty profits. However, the 68-year-old retired teacher would be…

It’s time to bring back Kenya’s dairy sector

Eldoret is probably one of the best places to be a cow in the world, remarked Mr Pierre Trouilhat, the former chief executive officer for…

Current status of the dairy industry in Kenya

Dear farmers, stakeholders and dairy enthusiasts, it is our pleasure to present to you our latest issue. The annual Special Dairy Edition. It is the…

Cow comfort principles and how they help your animals

Cows deserve a longer and better life and farmers a better income and more working pleasure. To achieve this, a cow’s comfort should remain a…

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…

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