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Friday, February 28, 2020

Livestock

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,...

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 now get sheep’s milk and sheep milk products in the country,it is not much embraced...

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 last year, livestock which were mainly sheep and cows were saved only after farmers elsewhere...

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 problems in terms of their health, fertility, living conditions or genetic traits, you can end...

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 the comparative value between these breeds. Here are pointers on how to compare them: 1. Study...

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, or soon after, birth. A navel cord is a highway into a calf’s bloodstream. Proper...

5 steps on how to prevent calf scour

Calf scour is a major issue for young calves during the cold period. Calf scours is not a single disease; it is a clinical sign associated with several diseases characterized by diarrhea. Regardless of the cause, diarrhea prevents the absorption...

How to get rid of cow flies once and for all

Flies tend to be a main problem especially if you live in a humid area where they might be more abundant. They are more than an annoyance to cattle and also carry disease. Some type of flies feed on...

How To Raise Goats On Your Small Farm

Goats can be a great animal to add to your farm. They're easy to handle and produce lots of delicious and healthful milk as well as low-fat meat. Plus, goat manure makes the great fertilizer. Furthermore, they can be a...

How to improve and know your bull’s fertility

Your herd’s genetic potential lies with its herd sires. Making bull fertility a vital component  is important when it comes to cow breeding . You don’t want your bulls to be under-productive because it will greatly affect your farm...
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