Livestock Farming

How to Start a Thriving Kienyeji Chicken Farm

Kienyeji chicken, prized for their adaptability, taste, and resilience, offer a valuable opportunity for rural communities to generate income and improve food security. But transitioning from free-range practices to a profitable, semi-intensive system requires knowledge and strategic planning. This guide equips aspiring farmers with the...
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Kienyeji Chciken Farming: The Surge to Profitability

In recent years, the demand for kienyeji chicken, also known as indigenous or traditional chicken, has experienced a notable surge. This phenomenon can be attributed to a multitude of factors ranging from health consciousness to cultural significance. Kienyeji chicken offers a healthier alternative to commercially...
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Beekeeping in Kenya: This Looks Like Free Money from Bees!

Beekeeping, also known as apiculture, is an agricultural practice that involves rearing and managing honeybee colonies for honey production, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, and other valuable products. In recent years, beekeeping has gained significant attention and recognition as a profitable venture in Kenya. This article...

Hay Production: What are the Downsides of Planting Hay?

Hay planting is a common practice for farmers who want to provide forage for their livestock. However, there are some downsides to consider before planting hay. High Initial Investment Establishing a hay field requires significant upfront costs, including land preparation, seed purchase, equipment, and labor. This initial...

How to Start Your Own Broiler Chicken Farm in Kenya

Broiler farming, the practice of raising and breeding chickens specifically for meat production, has gained significant momentum in Kenya over the years. With its high feed efficiency and rapid growth, broiler farming has become a profitable and worthwhile enterprise for many farmers in the country....

Silage and Hay: The Foundation of a Successful Dairy Farm

Silage and hay are two of the most important things you need in dairy farming. They are both sources of forage, which is essential for dairy cows to maintain their health and productivity. Silage is made from green, leafy plants that have been fermented. This fermentation...

Zero Grazing Sheep Rearing System

Sheep need dry climate. It has no problem with low temperatures during the rainy season. But the relative humidity in the rainy season should not be high. Hence low rainfall area is good for sheep farming. Hilly forest areas and the coastal regions are not...

Proposed Bill on Beekeeping has collapsed

Beekeepers can now relax as the 2021 Livestock Bill has been suspended. Many farmers in Kenya have complained about this bill which was starting to become a sting painful than that of the bee itself. The bill sought to prohibit farmers from keeping bees for commercial...

All You Need to Know About Turkey Farming

Turkey or “Kulu Kulu” as some people in Kenya like to call them are mainly raised for meat. They are indigenous to North and South America and were brought to Kenya by the colonial administration in the 18th century. Turkeys are usually ready to sell...