Practicing casual poultry farming is often costly especially when the poultry are allowed to fend for themselves and breed randomly. You cannot tell whether the birds are producing a loss or a profit. The poultry farmers might appear to be making some profit until they factor in the cost of grain fed, the amount of food picked up, the space occupied and the time and care the flock requires.
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Did you know that a cow can produce 10 calves in one year? Cows can now produce many offspring in a single year using multiple ovulation and embryo transfer technology. Despite its obvious benefits embryo transfer is not widespread in Kenya because of its high cost and being not readily available. Only a few individuals and big farms can afford this technology. However the demand is gradually increasing as more farmers want to improve productivity of their livestock.
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Raising turkeys is easy if you know how to go about it. Turkeys can be raised for eggs, meat, exhibition, as rare breeds, pets or for business venture. Whatever your reason for choosing these fascinating birds, you need to know how to raise them properly, from planning their birth to how to raise them properly and make a profit.
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When selecting an appropriate housing system for layers it is important to determine the needs of both the chickens and the people operating. A system that is labor efficient, reasonable in investment and easy to manage can be designed after considering the factors that affect the comfort, protection, efficiency and production of layers.
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Proper detection of cows or heifers in estrus is the most important factor in artificial insemination programs. This becomes more important where the size of the herd is large as in beef cattle rearing in ranches or big farms. Small holder dairy cattle producers may not experience problems with heat detection because of the small herd sizes which enable the herder to closely observe individual cows and heifers on a daily basis.
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