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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…

Kiambu Poultry Farmers’ Cooperative: The power of a visionary group

By Caroline Mwendwa  When egg prices dropped in November 2018 due to imports flooding the Kenyan market, local farmers were hit hard. They had nowhere…

What do you know about camels and camel milk?

Data Statistics show that the world consumes nearly 3 million tonnes of camel milk every year. However, the total annual camel milk production per year…

County launches 5-year dairy sector growth plan

A five-year strategic plan to help Nakuru County to fully exploit its potential in the dairy subsector has been put in place. Through the Nakuru…

What you should never forget about hay bales

There are more than 400,000 dairy farmers in Kenya, with the majority keeping dairy cattle on small plots and in the urban and semi-urban environments….

What you should know about poultry vaccines

Vaccination is the introduction of an inactivated disease-causing agent (vaccine) into an animal to stimulate the production of antibodies within it and create immunity. Poultry…

A.I tags that help in telling the Perfect time to Inseminate

If conception fails after insemination, you incur losses due to repeat heats ranging between Kshs4,000 and Ksh12,000, and lose valuable milking and calving time. Inaccurate…

ADC – one stop for quality semen, animal feeds, seeds, and seedlings

But this need not be the case. There is a ‘big brother’ that farmers can rely on – the Agricultural Development Corporation of Kenya (ADC)….

Kenya, Tanzania rank high on animal welfare in Africa

Kenya and Tanzania have edged out other African countries on animal welfare ranking, a new report shows. Releasing the Animal Protection Index (API) 2020 report,…

How to Get the Best Out of Your Rabbits

Rabbit rearing is the latest farming craze, as it stakes its claim to its rightful place in the lucrative agribusiness enterprise. However, all is not…

How fodder planning boosts milk yield

Dairy business is becoming the new craze among small and large-scale farmers around the country. With stories about the large amounts of money one can…

Tips on how to be successful in Tilapia farming.

One of the most popular species in fish farming in various parts of the country is the delicious tilapia. Tilapia are a group of fresh…

Why dogs bite during the rainy seasons

In Kenya, most dog bites happen during the rainy seasons of March – May and October – November. This is because the seasons coincide with…

Pig disease ravaging Chinese herds

African Swine Fever (ASF), the deadly disease that has been ravaging China’s pork industry, has spread right across the entire Asian country. Mounting losses of…

Mistakes you are likely to make when you diagnose your animals online

With the advent of technology and unprecedented communication media, there has been an influx of virtual farmers and those who seek services from professionals virtually….

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