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Livestock

4 easy ways to increase your sheep’s fertility rate

When there is increase in fertility rate of your sheep’s then the chances of increase in profits plays out on its own. When it comes to your sheep flock, you don’t need someone to tell you that healthier pregnancies...

4 rules on how to rear beef cattle in a small farm

Most people love beef in the country except for the few vegetarians. I personally ate it without the slightest of thought on how beef cattle were reared to produce such fine tasty meat. I had to learn in one...

How to treat for internal parasites of cattle.

Internal parasites cause sub clinical effects that are followed by clinical signs. Sub-clinical effects show up as productions losses. The animals don’t look sick but they experience reduced gain, decreased milk production, lowered conception rates, etc. Clinical effects can...

Hints on feeding livestock to gain weight.

There are three situations where grain might be fed to livestock - as a drought ration, as a supplement to grazing or in lot-feeding. The level or amount of grain fed per head will differ for these three situations. Livestock...

The bull that sold for Sh. 600,000

Weighing in at 1,050kg, a bull heavier than a buffalo was auctioned for Sh. 600,000, equivalent to the price of a Probox car. However, if slaughtered in the farm, the bull could fetch Sh. 1 million. The ‘charolais’ bull was...

Post-Event Review: Bee Keeping Opportunities in Kenya by Christopher Nzuki

Bizna Kenya Group held an agricultural forum on apiculture (bee keeping) on 6th June 2017 at the Nairobi’s Memorial Park. The guest Speakers were Tonnie Mello, CEO and Founder of Bizna Kenya and Christopher Nzuki from the Hive Limited. Bee...

Important questions to ask yourself before starting livestock farming

Livestock farming business is an activity that appeals to people who own vacant land and resources. However, if you don’t own a piece of land you can as well lease a piece of land and practice livestock farming for...

Here’s the secret to success in beef farming

BY RONALD KIMITEI Beef cattle production is certainly a daunting undertaking, especially for beginners, perhaps the reason why many people opt for dairy farming, which they consider easy as they can readily learn from other farmers. But just as in dairy,...

Tips to starting successful pig farming

When looking to venture into pig farming, the beginning point is to have good gilts (female pigs yet to give birth) and nice boars (male pigs). So what do you look for when selecting this stock? A good gilt Good gilt...

Is your livestock farm a hobby or a serious business?

BY OTHIENO JOSEPH There are farmers who practise farming as a hobby; they take pleasure in seeing livestock dot their farms and love to talk about them among their friends. Though they endeavour to get some monetary gain, they quite...
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