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Category: Dairy Farming

E-dairying tool

A new online platform to support farmers with livestock breeding information has been launched for Africa dairy stakeholders. Funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates…

Artificial Insemination in Dairy Farming

Artificial Insemination is a rapidly growing way of dairy farmers improving on their herds. Small farmers in Kisii County are not being left behind by…

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,”…

How to take a dairy farming loan, and what you need to know.

Perhaps you have all the money you need to start your new farm business. If so, good luck. If not, then you will have to…

Dairy farming boost in Taita Taveta

Dairy farming is a large industry across the world and this high demand comes with challenges as well as benefits. However, farmers in Taita Taveta…

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…

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:…

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…

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…