Understanding Genetics When Raising Livestock

An animal’s biological system is just as important to understand as humans. Genetics impacts health, which is essential when raising livestock. Sick animals can infect others and lead to lost profits. Here are some tips for understanding livestock genetics. It’s...

Lamu farmers receive heifers, goats to boost food security

The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project in partnership with the county government of Lamu has commenced distribution of heifers and improved goats to smallholder farmer groups to boost food security. The ongoing multifaceted social protection programme aims to not...

Zimbabwe: EU supports local milk production

The European Union in partnership with the Government and the Dairy Consortium, as part of efforts to rapidly increase milk production in Zimbabwe; smallholder farmers received 153 in-calf heifers. Presently, Zimbabwe is a major dairy importer. • The development comes...

This farmer learned a tough lesson in cattle nutrition

Winter is no longer a stressful time for this part-time KwaZulu-Natal farmer. Since he introduced Voermol’s Molasses Meal to his cattle, their condition has taken a turn for the better. He tells us, “It keeps my cows very strong and in good condition.” Sipho Shibe has...

Scientists bet on lab to eradicate deadly livestock diseases

For years, Kenyan livestock farmers have incurred animal, livelihoods and lives losses thanks to infectious animal diseases such as the East Coast Fever (ECF), Rift Valley Fever (RVF) and foot and mouth. Mostly impacted are pastoral communities who rear herds of...