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01 Jul 2015 10:09 - farmbizafrica

Kenyan dairy farmers are embracing a new fertility method known as heat synchronization to [ ... ]

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01 Jul 2015 10:06 - Julius Omondi for Farmbizafrica

Researchers have cautioned pig farmers against the use of kitchen left over as cheap feeds [ ... ]

A farmer in Molo is growing potato seeds and intercropping with garden peas, in a classic crop rotation model that not only improves soil fertility but...

Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has partnered with Safaricom to roll out a cashless payment solution across the country, a move that will boost efficiency in factory...

At 24 years, Harun Munuve has constructed over 40 greenhouses for his clients and built a horticultural produce powerhouse with his tomatoes alone...

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Experts pitch for once in a day milking to boost production
farmbizafrica - Wednesday, 01 July 2015
milk cowLivestock experts are encouraging farmers to embrace once a day milking to increase the quality and quantity of milk and cut down on feed expenses. The practice which is widely practiced in countries like Australia and USA, is now being introduced to Kenya farmers as a viable alternative capable of increasing milk production by up to 3 litres a day. Dairy farmers predominantly milk twice or thrice a day, morning, noon and evening. But such practices experts say are expensive and do not necessarily guarantee that the farmer will get milk in high quantities. “The concept h...Read more...

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Livestock

Pig farmers cautioned against use of Kitchen leftover f...

Researchers have cautioned pig farmers against the use of kitchen left over as cheap feeds to their pigs warning apart from lacking the vital nutrients for the animals, they are the main carriers and sources of the dreaded African swine fever. The revelation came in during the national pi [ ... ]

Management

Researchers develop M-Pig app to curb inadequate extens...

Pig researchers in Uganda are developing mobile based pig information platform that is aimed at empowering pig farmers and addressing the country’s problem of inadequate extension officers. The initiative dubbed M-pig will help farmers seek for guidance and receive information on pig fa [ ... ]

Crops

Citrus farmers eye juicy future with pest control proje...

Citrus farmers in Kenya and Tanzania are set to benefit from a project that seeks to embrace alternative pest control methods and identifying suitable areas for its plantation, a move key in spurring citrus farming at a time when demand has failed to match supply leading to imports. The 1 [ ... ]

Markets

Young agrippreneur spurs dairy farming with online plat...

A young agripreneur has launched an online market place that is assisting players in the dairy sector buy and sell goods and services online, a venture that has not only pointed farmers to cheaper alternatives, but credited with the rising uptake of dairy farming. Victor Otieno aged 27 a [ ... ]