Animal Health

Brachiaria helps farmers produce high quality forage

Brachiaria grass is slowly replacing Napier grass because it grows fast with less water. It produces 18 to 20 tonnes of forage per acre and has been found to tolerate dry conditions better than Napier grass.

ICIPE unveils new biopesticide for tick control

Real Metarhizium 7 can last up to 3 weeks reducing application intervals for the livestock farmers. Natural acaricides are safe for animals, people and the environment. They are also affordable to farmers.

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.

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