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Have you been wondering what agribusiness initiative you can embark on in the coming year? You might want to consider farming layers. If you have no clue, this article will equip you with a guide on how to get started, stay afloat and make profit. Starting a layers farm can be very rewarding with proper planning and management. Here’s a breakdown of the necessary steps in starting a chicken layers farm in Kenya.

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Have you been wondering what agribusiness initiative you can embark on in the coming year? You might want to consider farming layers. If you have no clue, this article will equip you with a guide on how to get started, stay afloat and make profit. Starting a layers farm can be very rewarding with proper planning and management. Here’s a breakdown of the necessary steps in starting a chicken layers farm in Kenya.

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Pig Farming

The agricultural sector in Kenya is ever evolving and offering new opportunities for small-scale farmers. Pig farming continues to gain popularity due to the increasing demand for pork in the country. The annual consumption is over 300,000 metric tonnes, owing to a growing population, urbanization and changing dietary preferences. If managed properly, pig farming can be a profitable business venture.

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Most young people no longer view agriculture as a viable and dignified source of livelihood. In fact, the average age of a farmer in Kenya is 60 years. This is not good news for the food security of our nation. Safaricom Foundation through the Wezesha program is hoping to address that by shifting the mindset of the youth and highlight opportunities in agricultural production to support their livelihoods.

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Every time we interview a livestock farmer in Kenya, one of the major complaints we hear from them is the punitive cost of commercial feeds. Feeding livestock cost effectively is a major headache for most farmers. A black wasp-like insect by the name Black Soldier Fly (BSF) may hold the key to solving this problem that has burdened livestock farmers for decades.

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In 2020, there was one universal catchphrase: ‘A bad year’. It was not an exciting year either for farmers. The pandemic interfered with the levers of the economy. Farmers who earn a living selling produce were affected. But 2021 is a new opportunity to try again. Farming is generally a beneficial venture. It can however be more lucrative or offer better outcomes. For this to happen, a farmer has to pick the right specialty. The following are six farming ideas we predict will prove lucrative in 2021.

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It is important to recognize the dairy cattle herd in general and then the individual cows in particular for any health issues through attentive observation, touching, smelling and even by hearing sounds from cows. These are important points to identify health problems in the herd and to take appropriate action on time. This article will help you identify some of the most common yet fatal diseases and how to control and prevent them.

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The quality of the pigs you breed determines how profitable your pig farm will be. Superior breeds furrow more piglets and pack more weight therefore fetching more cash. Selecting quality gilts and boars is make or break decision for a pig farmer that could either lead to bloom or doom of the farm. In this article, we outline factors you need to consider when selecting gilts and boars for breeding in your farm.

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