AGRIBUSINESS

News, stories and profiles on agricultural (crop and livestock) production and development.

5 ways to make dairy feeds work for you

1. Plan for feed resources Since feed constitutes the biggest cost element in milk production, ensure that most of the nutrients come from well-grown, timed...

How you can turn your chicken litter into profit

Poultry litter is a mixture of droppings, feathers, bedding material, feeds and water in the chicken coop after cleaning. The nutrient concentration of the litter...

Boost for farmer as Brookside starts buying raw milk at Sh. 42 per litre

Milk processor Brookside has increased its raw milk buying price by 13 per cent. Brookside is now buying raw milk from farmers at a record...

How to select the right eggs and hatch them correctly in your incubator

Not all eggs are fit for incubation and therefore good selection criteria must be employed to ensure high hatchability and quality chicks are obtained. For...

How I made telephone farming work for me

BY SUBIRI OBWOGO The thought of starting a ‘side hustle’ while working full-time is always alluring, with farming being a top choice for many. The plan...

Why your hens lay abnormal eggs and what to do

BY TONY KIRAGU It is fundamental to understand the process involved in egg formation which in return would enable us to grasp how some defects...

Our secret to getting bumper harvests come rains or dry spells

A small number of farmers from the rocky and dry Kambiti in Murang’a County, are demonstrating that despite the erratic rainfall patterns, it is...

KCC to finally pay 100,000 farmers dues dating back to 90s

Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) has finally announced that it will be paying about 100,000 dairy farmers millions of shillings owed to them. The company, since...

Crop diseases to watch out for in the upcoming rainy season

BY GEORGE MBAKAYA When rains come, farmers rejoice because it is a good thing. But even with this blessing called rains, there’s a downside. Excessive...

How I reap profits from coffee farming

BY MEDIAMAX In Muburi, Kamwana area, a small village in Kirinyaga county, if you walk past the coffee fields, you’ll find women farmers sitting in...

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