Animal Health

How to make feeds for free range indigenous chickens

Poultry farming is a major economic activity among rural and even urban farmers in Kenya. However, the cost of feeds is so high that farmers find it difficult to buy commercial feeds. Making own feeds at home, reduces costs and increases profit.

Feed your dairy cow well to get a healthy calf

Animal nutritionists say that when you are feeding a pregnant dairy cow, you are feeding two animals (the cow and the developing calf in its uterus). What this simply means is that when a cow is incalf (pregnant) it needs adequate and balanced feed that is enough to meet her body maintenance and also that of the calf inside her.

How to make sweet potato vine silage for pigs

Many farmers spend huge sums of money to buy feeds for their pigs. However, the feed costs can be drastically reduced if farmers can learn how to make sweet potato vines silage which has been proved to be nutritious and palatable to pigs. If sweet potato vines are well-prepared and preserved they can be a good supplement for pigs.

How to register your dairy cows with the KSB

To upgrade your dairy cows, you have to apply for registration with the Kenya Livestock Breeders Organization (KLBO). We provide the registration process below:

• The dairy farmer or company fills the Kenya Stud Book application form, which gives details on the breed of livestock kept, your contacts, physical location of the farm.

Fish require quality feed for healthy growth

Most communities in Kenya enjoy eating fish. It is an important source of animal protein. Fish provides food, generates income and remains a crucial part of many rural livelihoods especially those living in the Western and coastal regions of Kenya and even parts of central Kenya where many farmers have put up fish ponds.

Care for your calf for good milk production

A calf is your future cow. If well fed it will grow into a healthy high milk yielding dairy cow that will give you a good income. It is very important for a dairy farmer to consider three key issues to raise the desired number of productive future members of their dairy herd.

Know the best time to inseminate your cow

Timely service of a cow on heat determines the success of conception and ensures that a cow’s calving cycle is attained, which is good for the productivity of dairy cows. Most farmers serve their dairy cows too early or even too late, resulting in failed conception.

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