Livestock

Why you shouldn’t use antibiotics to boost your dairy production

The misuse of antibacterial drugs has resulted in development of bacterial resistance over time. Farmers are being blamed for antibiotic abuse in livestock production...

Top 5 ways to get agribusiness capital in Kenya

Its almost unanimous, the number one problem facing everyone before starting farming or any other business is Capital! We have highlighted below some of...

BASIC FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE LAUNCHING YOUR PIGGERY

A female pig, or ‘sow’, is pregnant for about 116 days – that is, just over three months and three weeks. She usually farrows...

Nigeria releases unprecedented livestock census results

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh on Thursday released a census of livestock in the country. Mr. Ogbeh spoke at a news...

Why dairy farmers need to be wary of this deadly weed

It is grown as a hedge plant on live fences or interfaced within range lands to be browsed by ruminants. But many farmers don’t...

Easy tips for trimming your dairy cow’s hoof

Hoof trimming is a bit tough, rough and delicate – hence the need for training. The cow has to be physically contained in a cage...

Why you must be cautious when dealing with rabbit contract farming

Rabbit meat is tender and has a sweet flavour in addition to being rich in proteins and contains low levels of cholesterol. Combine these...

How to raise an orphaned calf

Calves mainly rely on colostrum and milk from the dam for survival during their early weeks before being introduced to concentrates or even forage. These...

All about feeding your bull calves

Bull calves, like all calves, need timely, high-quality colostrum at birth which is critical to future health and performance. Creep feeding then becomes an...

How to formulate feed rations for your pigs

Feed rations for pigs are primarily made of grains, legumes, vitamins and minerals. Many pig farmers still allow pigs to forage on pasture and...

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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...