Published on Monday, 29 April 2013 13:09
This cow produced 22,798 liters of milk in 365 days! Not in the USA or cold Europe, but in a tropical country just like Kenya. This lactation record equals an impressive and unbelievable lactation average of over 62 liters of milk per day! Welcome to this “seeing is believing” picture show through the fantastic and fascinating world of true tropical dairy cattle.
"Quartinha Terra Vermelha"
22,798 liters in 365 days
Breed: Girolando (50% Gir, 50% Holstein)
Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 21:55
Although livestock markets are spread throughout the country there are no live pig markets in Kenya. This is owing to the many problems that have faced the pig industry in the past. Traders move from village to village looking for pigs where live pigs are sold at the farm gate. They then transport the live pigs to the various destinations where money exchange hands. However Farmer’s Choice Limited does not buy live pigs. Instead farmers transport them to the factory and are paid according to cold dressed weight (CDW) after slaughter.
Published on Monday, 18 February 2013 22:58
Access to credit can help livestock farmers boost production and employ better methods of livestock farming. It is estimated that 36% of rural Kenyans have no access to any form of financial services. Access to financial services is one of the obstacles that many farmers have to overcome to be able to engage in commercial livestock production.
Published on Thursday, 27 December 2012 22:09
Machine milking is gradually being adopted in many large farms in Kenya because it reduces labour and performs a better quality milking job than hand milking. However, because most dairy farms have small herds sizes and cheap labour farmers do not see the need to install milking machines. This is also because milking machines require power and are more expensive to install compared to the few equipment needed for hand milking.
Published on Saturday, 19 November 2011 11:01
Reproduction in goats is vital for production of milk, meat and fibre. It is the principal goal of the producer so as to have a steady supply of animal products. Reproduction influences the number of surplus animals for sale or culling. Goat products are the end result of reproduction.
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