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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…

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…

New means to control spread of Brucellosis in livestock and humans

Brucellosis is among the most important zoonotic diseases. The disease, spreads when one consumes raw contaminated animal products, including milk, or comes into contact with…

Act quickly to save Kenya’s Lakes and fish, urges Greenpeace Africa

The piles of dead Nile Perch that have been washing up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya and Lake Nakuru are…

How to deal with ticks on your livestock

Of all the animal parasites, ticks are one of the most stubborn. They are a menace and can cause havoc. They transmit some of the…

Why you should consider Kuroiler chicken

Kuroiler is a rural-specific, multicolu­ored, dual-purpose bird. It was developed through selective and controlled crossing of high yielding indige­nised poultry germplasm. Keggs Farm in India…

Kuroiler chicken farming

Mrs Teresia Ng’ang’  sells to her latest customer a batch of her day-old chicks , then makes her way back to the coop where she…

Part 2: Broiler house designs

The design should facilitate productivity and profit. Some factors to consider when building a poultry house include: Choosing the site: Dr Dhia Alchalabi, a poultry…

Housing preparation for broilers

Rearing chickens for meat (broilers) is a venture that is worth trying out. Broilers grow fast and are ready for slaughter at 20 weeks. Also,…

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…

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