Cattle Article Count: 42
Cattle include cows, bulls, oxen, heifers, steers, bullocks and calves. Cattle are raised for their meat, milk, hides or for draft purposes. Cattle farming involves rearing and management to provide these products. Covered here are cattle breeds and breeding, feeds and feediing, housing, care and management, health, marketing and others
Cattle farming in Kenya include dairy and beef. Dairy cattle are mainly kept in medium- to high-rainfall areas . The key dairy breeds are Ayrshire, Friesian, Guernsey, Jersey and cross-breeds. Beef production is practicced in medium to dry regions of Kenya.
Sheep and Goats Article Count: 19
Sheep and goat farming in Kenya
Sheep farming is the raising and breeding sheep for meat (lamb and mutton) and fiber (wool). Goat farming is the raising and breeding goats for meat (chevon), milk and fiber (hair). Sheep and goats play a key role in culture and households’ income and food security. They have short-generation intervals, high adaptability and versatile feeding habits. With good farming methods and breeding their body sizes can be increased and time to maturity reduced hence making profit to the farmer. This category is about helping the farmer to achieve these objectives. Technical advice that cover sheep breeds and breeding, sheep health, sheep feeds and feeding, sheep housing, markets prices and trends....
Poultry Article Count: 29
Poulty farming in Kenya.
Poultry farming include raising domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, pigeon, guinea fowl, quail and ostrich for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. This also comes with poultry by products such as manure, feathers and others. Covered in this category are poultry breeds, breeding, feeds and feeding, housing, health, care and management, business and marketing which are central to successful poultry enterprise.
Pigs Article Count: 17
Pig farming in Kenya
Pig farming is the raising and breeding of pigs for meat (pork and bacon) and products like pigskin, bristle, lard, bone and manure. Pigs are a source of household income and food security. Technical advice on pig husbandry practices, pig breeds and breeding, pig feeds and feeding, pig housing, pig health, and pig markets and trends. Policies and other issues aaffecrting pig farming in Kenya are also discussed.
Pets Article Count: 8
Pet keeping is keeping animals as human companions. Certain animal species are kept as pets, dogs and cats being the main ones. Others include parrots, pigeons, chameleon and many more species.Pets include dogs, cats and other animals kept in the farm other than for use as food, draught or commerce. Their managemet is important for the animal and the owner. Discussed are their manaement, health and welfare.
Camel Article Count: 6
Camel farming involves trearing of camels for meat, milk, skin, hair, sports and draft. Technical advice on caamel breeds and breeding, camel feeds and feeding, donkey handling structures and camel welfare, trading, health and safety standards in the camel industry.
Beekeeping Article Count: 12
Beekeeping also known as apiculture is the rearing of honey bee colonies in beehives for their honey and other hive products such as beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly, and for crop pollination or to produce bees for sale. Covered are technical advice on bee breeds and breeding, bee feeds and feeding, bee hives and apiary structures, bee health, and marketing of bees and bee products.
Emerging Livestock Article Count: 6
Emerging livestock include quails, partridges, guinea fowls, crocodile, llama, chameleon and many others. We give technical advice on husbandry practices, feeds and feeding, breeds and breeding, housing structures, health, business and marketing trends
General Article Count: 11
Feeding Article Count: 41
Livestock nutrition, nutritive value of feeds, proximate analysis, laboratory testing, quality assurance, forages such as pastures and fodder, fodder varieties, planting materials, fodder establishment, utilization and conservation, hydroponics, formulating rations, research, on farm trials and demonstrations, diseases affecting forage crop, bulking sites, concentrates, minerals, vitamins, raw materials for production of concentrates - cereals such as maize, millet and sorghum and legumes, cereal by products, oil seeds and by products, use of crop residues, feed processing and manufacture
Rabbit Article Count: 5
Rabbit farming also known as cuniculture is breeding and raising rabbits for their meat, fur, wool or for ornamentals. This includes rabbit breeds and breeding, rabbit feeds and feeding, rabbit housing, rabbit health and rabbit marketing and trends...
Horses and Donkeys Article Count: 1
Horse and donkey farming involves the selection and breeding of horses for sports and draft. Technical advice on horse and donkey breeds and breeding, feeds and feeding, horse and donkey housing structures and how to meet expected welfare, trading and health and safety standards in the horse and donkey industry when keeping them on farms.
Health Article Count: 2
Maintaining the health and integrity of the livestock herd to provide a safe product for public consumption