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Beginner Farmer: Dairy Farming as a Business

With demand for milk rising rapidly, many people in Kenya are venturing into commercial dairy farming having seen the business opportunity. Below I have a checklist of things you need to consider before investing your cash into dairy farming. Capital Ask yourself how much money you need for the investment? What is the source and…

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Kenya: New Pregnancy Kit For Dairy Cows

Identifying if a cow has become pregnant or not as early as possible after insemination, is critical. Dr Ibrahim Kemboi, the veterinarian at Chemusian Farm in Nakuru County with over 800 dairy cattle, knows this too well. Early pregnancy diagnosis he says, enables him quickly re-breed the cows that did not become pregnant or deal…

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Improve Your Local Breed To Get a Superior Dairy Cow Through Artificial Insemination (AI)

A month ago I visited one of my farmers; Mama Kaburu in Kibuku, Ngong. She is a hard working farmer with a mixed herd of boran cattle and friesian crosses for milk production. Mama Kabura, apart from being my client we worship together at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Kibiku and she is also our St…

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Smallholder farmers’ guide to dairy farming as a business (Part 1)

What is a business? A business is an organization that buys or sells products or services for money. It can also be defined as an activity in which a person earns a profit from providing a service or from supplying goods. A business involves buying and selling something. The buyer wants to meet a need.…

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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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Mercy Corps Kenya and Graduate Farmer Youth Training Program

A surge of young people in Kenya have become interested in starting careers in farming but they face tremendous obstacles on their paths to operating viable farm businesses. They have seen the success stories, visited modern farms but still they cannot duplicate what is done out there on their farms. Graduate Farmer in partnership with Mercy Corps…

IAI Dairy Farming Expo Nairobi

A 3 day event that will be held from 30th November to the 2nd December 2015 at the KICC (Kenyatta International Conference Centre) Nairobi, Kenya. The IAI Dairy Farming Expo Nairobi will showcases products and services like; Disease Diagnostic Equipment Laboratory Equipment, Farming Equipment Milking Machine Animal comfort Animal Identification & Measurement Software Solution services and many…

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Compliance Guidelines For Milk Traders in Kenya

Introduction Milk traders play an important role in linking dairy farmers and milk consumers. Milk is a highly nutritious food. In order to reach the consumer while still in good condition, a number of things must be observed right from the farm to the market. The government has developed various food regulations to ensure the…