Livestock

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tips to succeed in beef farming in Kenya

BY RONALD KIMITEI Type of operation There are two main types of beef production enterprises to engage in. First is the production of weaner calves for...

Meet dairy farmer who milks 250 litres daily in his quarter acre farm

His farm is the subject of interest for farmers' delegations coming from across the Country. It is not because he has huge tracts of...

How to use nappier grass to boost your cow’s productivity

Napier grass, elephant grass or Uganda grass is a favourite of many small holder dairy farmers. There are several reasons for this — the...

The proper way to manage a wounded dairy cow

Wounds are a common feature on farm animals; whether animals are housed or are free grazing they are continually exposed to environmental factors that can...

All about rearing piglets profitably

Having established a good pig house, known the source of feed for your pigs and finally stocked with a pig breed of choice it’s...

How a teacher has grown his goat worth Sh25,000 to 30 goats worth Sh300,000 in two years

Many small-scale farmers rear goats either for sentimental value or to provide meat for the family, without ever thinking of doing it for commercial...

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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...