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Category: Livestock

How the Maasai have taken up fish farming

Quarrying pits caused by gypsum mining introduced the Maasai generally pastoralist community, to aquaculture business. Years of environmental and land degradation by profit-motivated firms have…

Black soldier fly comes to the rescue of fish farmer

BY AGNES KINYUA an ABDP Fisheries Officer Sywan Urban Aquaculture Centre in Nyeri County was established in March 2018 for intensive and integrated aquaculture with…

Sh100m Fish Farming project

Fish farming in Nyanza and Eastern parts of Kenya just received a huge boost through a Sh100m pilot project. Lattice Aquaculture are behind the project with…

Poultry farming boost in Kisumu county

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Kenya is working in partnership with the County of Kisumu to promote poultry farming. The main aim is to improve agricultural production as…

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…

Types of milk

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

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…

Student thriving through fish farming

Students across the country battle with managing to keep some money in their pockets whilst searching for higher education. Ken Mwenda, a student getting his…

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…

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…

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,”…