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All you need to know about a zero grazing unit by SDCP

Under the zero-grazing system, cattle are confined in one place where feed and water are brought to the animals. Other animal husbandry activities such as animal health, are also carried out under zero grazing. Zero-grazing is a good system for keeping dairy cattle in densely populated, high potential areas, where land per farm family is…

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What a farmer in Nyeri has to say about Guinea Fowl farming

Brief Allan Mwangi sells a month-old keet at Sh1,000 while a two-month-old one goes for Sh1,500. He currently keeps 54 birds in his poultry farm located in Nyeri Town. Guinea Fowls require a dry coop and well-ventilated cages, raised rails for patching and resting after feeding to their fullest. You need to seek a permit…

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Why you should get your soil tested today

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Not getting your soil tested is one of the main reasons farmers in Kenya fail. Infact, growing crops without testing your soil is a recipe for failure. This will increase your chances of getting losses and when the losses starts coming in after the growing period, you will hear your bank account crying a kilometer way! We…

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How to get optimum Maize yield per acre

Maize farmers in Kenya are required to ensure that their soils are well structured if they are to gain optimum yields. Every year many maize farmers suffer getting losses due to one problem or the other.  The Vertical Tillage concept, (recommended cultivation method) provides a system-based approach that focuses on methods of avoiding the creation…

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ECF (East Coast Fever) Vaccination in Kenya

East Coast Fever (ECF) is a serious, often fatal disease that affects cattle. Mortality can be up to 100%, with death occurring around 18–30 days after the initial attachment of infected ticks. This is because the incubation of the disease requires around 10–25 days in which the parasite spreads quickly and aggressively! Some of symptoms…