Have you been looking for a standard type of pig housing plans for small scale farmers? Well, there is no standard pig housing plan. Designs and housing plans for pigs are normally chosen to fit the management system that is most appropriate to the situation.
Farmers who are at pains to make their cows produce more milk should give a shot at Brachiaria grass. This grass has mesmerized farmers who have planted and used it. Dairy farmers who have tried it in Malindi, Kilifi, Machakos, Makueni, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Embu and Meru have reported massive boosts in milk production without supplementation with concentrates.
The most important constraint in dairy cattle production in Kenya is the quantity and quality of feed offered to the animals. This problem can addressed if farm by-products such as maize stover, millet and sorghum stovers are treated for utilization by cattle and other domestic ruminants. The idea is to improve the nutritive value of maize stover and straws by use of urea solution which is usually abundant in the farm.
The following is the recommended housing plan for a small scale zero grazing unit. The cubicle of a dairy cow shed has three distinct areas:
- The resting and sleeping cubicle or compartment
- The cattle walking or manure places
- The cattle forage, feeding and watering place