Livestock

Why you should keep pigs instead of goats

Personally i don't like pigs but  when it comes down to agribusiness they are my 'first love'. They offer much in terms of management...

Making money from pig farming on a low budget

Pigs literally bring home the bacon. However, for them to do so farmers need to ensure they are fed a balanced diet. How can a...

Everything you wanted to know about successful pig rearing

Pig farming has several advantages including quick herb multiplication and rapid investment turnover with minimal expenditure on building and equipment. In Kenya, there is...

Making money from sheep farming: from birth to the market

Sheep farming in Kenya is mainly kept for wool and mutton. The ewe has a gestation period of 142 to 152 days, averaging 147...

Here are 25 farming questions and answers every goat farmer should know

In this article, we will see the important aspects of Goat Farming targeting the meat production.  The entire article will be presented in a...

Raising Livestock as Part of Your Survival Plan (What to Consider)

Livestock is an option that all serious people who wish to be farmers should consider, but the keeping of animals should not be entered...

How you can easily identify and treat calf pneumonia

If a calf starts showing symptoms of pneumonia, early treatment greatly improves its chances of survival. According to the Veterinary experts, approximately 20 percent...

Farmer’s Guide: Intensive livestock farming benefits and shortcomings

Livestock farming involves the rearing of animals for food and other human uses. They can be leather, wool and fertilizer production. This type of...

Why sheep milk is better for you than cow milk 

Cows milk is the highest seller in the country, in other parts of the world, goat milk is the preferred choice.  Although you can...

4 tips on sheep farming during dry seasons

A dry season without a doubt is a fact of life in  some part in Kenya. After parts of  the country received below-average rainfall...

Tips on how to understand boar’s( pig ) role in breeding

Good quality pigs - boars can rapidly improve the standard of piglets if you do not have the best females. If boars have any...

3 Tips on how to compare beef and dairy cows

Approximately one-fifth of the countries cow herd is made up of dairy cows and 15 to 20% are beef cows.Therefore it is important to understand...

How to prevent navel infections in newborn calves

Navel or joint ill is a disease of young calves, usually less than one week of age. It occurs as a result of infection entering via the umbilical cord at,...

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Joe Mwaura: How dairy farming saved me from joblessness

Milk farming in Kenya: When he joined Thika Technical Training Institute to study electrical engineering in 2000, Joe Mwaura knew he had to work...

Why you should keep pigs instead of goats

Personally i don't like pigs but  when it comes down to agribusiness they are my 'first love'. They offer much in terms of management...

Making money from pig farming on a low budget

Pigs literally bring home the bacon. However, for them to do so farmers need to ensure they are fed a balanced diet. How can a...