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How to keep proper dairy records using the DigiCow app

Keeping track of what is happening on the dairy farm requires some records. Good farm management requires having a good useful set of farm records. Good records do not ensure the farm will be successful, however, success is unlikely without them. Farm records are like the report cards students receive at school. With a farm report card, farmers can tell …

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Address causes of livestock feed supply shortage

As Kenyan households come to terms that the once ubiquitous ugali flour is now an expensive and often unavailable exotic commodity, it is a double blow for the livestock farmers because since mid-2016 they have been in an acute shortage of livestock feed. As pointed out in the article of BD  on June 19th titled “Farmers urge manufactures to reduce …

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How to choose a good dairy cow in Kenya

When buying a dairy cow in Kenya you need to be careful not to buy a good looking cow but low milk producing cow. A good grade cow can produce very little milk if it is not kept well. The best dairy cow in Europe or South Africa may produce less milk in most parts of Kenya because the environment …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Milking Machines

Are you building a dairy farm in Kenya and are having trouble deciding between hiring labour or buying automatic milking machine? Or is your traditional dairy farm simply growing and you are considering an upgrade to milking machines? In either case, it is essential to make your choice depending on the advantages and disadvantages of both systems. Advantages of Milking …

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Main types of Cow breeds selected for farming in Kenya

When it comes to dairy farming having the right breed of cows is really important. According to statistics 60% of success of dairy farming in Kenya depends on the type of feeds and feeding. In Kenya the main dairy breeds that have been selected include Ayshire, Friesian, Jersey, Guernsey and their crossbreeds. Fresian Breed The Friesian cows have a large …

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