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Four must-do things to hatch eggs successfully in incubators

These guidelines are offered by Dr. Mary Muchunguh, a livestock expert. Using an incubator to hatch eggs needs planning, which starts with good quality eggs....

Harrison Kamau: my geese give me profit and security

Harrison Kamau rears 38 African geese for commercial and security reasons. “Goose are good at protecting one’s farm, and like dogs, they are very...

What you need to know about cross-breeding chicken

Poultry farmers are now crossing indigenous chicken with commercial hybrid birds (broilers and layers) to produce the so-called ‘improved indigenous chickens’. It is a desperate...

From 2 cows to Sh. 1 million dairy business

With its udder seemingly about to burst, the dairy cow named Kayole leaves its shed walking in measured steps as if it is in...

Easy maize planting tips for maximum harvest

The long rains season has started, and as expected, it is time for farmers to plant maize – the country’s staple. The first step towards...

Obote Randa: how I make Sh. 1.5 million a year from mango farming

In 2002, Richard Randa handed his resignation letter to his employer after 20 years of working in both local and international horticultural firms. A...

John Muthui: How I’ve made losses fish farming the wrong way

It has not been easy for fish farmer John Muthui Mbiriri who ventured into fish farming in mid-2011. For the last two years, he...

We make money from selling heifers than milk

The over 10 calves graze leisurely on the 26-acre farm in Siongiroi, Bomet County. A shepherd watches keenly from a distance and then moves...

Former Miss Kenya Cecilia Mwangi’s mother found murdered in chicken house

Former Miss Kenya Cecilia Mwangi’s mother has been found murdered at their Sango Farm in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County. The body of Mrs. Sarah...

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We help farmers start commercial bee keeping, buy their honey

Commercial Bee Keeping: It is one thing to keep a few bees for your homestead consumption and another to have bees that produce honey...

Tyre Farming: How you can make use of old tyres on your farm

Tyre Farming: Tyres, once past their prime they are a major nuisance. You might have a number of old tyres on your farm but...

This is my secret to getting 460 litres of milk from my cows daily

Top Milk Farms Kenya: The farm is located in Kalalu village, in Laikipia County. The cowshed and milking pens are orderly and clean. The...