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Livestock

Top 8 cattle diseases in Kenya: Causes, symptoms and prevention

Cattle diseases in Kenya are a big block in the success of any dairy farm. While dairy farming is one of the best lucrative agribusiness venture in Kenya today, many disease and pest hazards have still kept several dairy...

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 harder to get a good job after college. And work hard he did. On completing his...

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 and production as compared to goats. Pigs maybe be dirty but they are high  income generators....

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 farmer improve his pigs’ productivity, weight and make reasonable profits from this business? Proper feeding...

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 a well paying pork processing and hotel industry that produces bacon, ham, sausages and lard....

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 days and they come on heat every 17 days lasting for 24 to 48 hours...

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 Question and Answer format.  While it will be beneficial for the first time goat farmer...

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 into lightly. Before you buy your first animal, you have to be fully aware that...

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 of affected calves succumb to the disease even with treatment. Without treatment, nearly all affected...

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 farming primarily applies to cattle or dairy cows, chickens, goats, pigs, horses and sheep. However,...
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