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Make Yogurt at home step by step

Yogurt is cultured milk. It is made by heating milk and combining it with two live cultures—Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. The warm milk creates the perfect environment for the bacteria to grow, thickening the milk to create yogurt. The word “yogurt” comes from the Turkish “yogurmak ,” which means “to thicken.” It was first […]

Do You Have More Than 20 Lactating Cows On Your Farm? Then Consider Milking Machine

Are you building a farm and having trouble deciding between hiring labour or buying automatic milking machinery? Or is your traditional dairy farm simply growing and you are considering an upgrade to milking machines? In either case, it is essential to make your choice depending on the advantages and disadvantages of both systems. Advantages of […]

Raising dairy steer calves

Raising dairy steer calves for profitable beef production Dairy steer calves can be an economically viable enterprise on dairy farms or as a stand-alone beef production operation. Current beef prices offer opportunities raise dairy steer calves up to various weights at economical cost of production levels. Fed dairy steers make up about 15-20 percent of […]


Feeding mycotoxins contaminated rations can lead to the appearance of mycotoxins in milk. But the rate of carry-over from feed to milk can vary. Nevertheless, contaminants in the feed should be prevented to keep the milk quality at the desired level. Many factors on farms are known to influence milk quality. These include; dairy cow […]

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Poultry Farm

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Poultry Farm Poultry meat is also very healthy and nutritious; chicken breasts for instance contain lower cholesterol and is said to be good for weight management and control of heart diseases. The profitability of poultry business is not a subject for debate because it is already […]

Fleckvieh a unique breed with high milk production

Fleckvieh is a hardy breed that can resist diseases, eats less and produces more high quality milk. Kenyan dairy farmers are used to the common exotic breeds of dairy cows such as the Holstein-Fresians, Ayrshire, Guernsey or even Jerseys. For two years now, a new cattle breed has attracted the attention of Kenyan dairy farmers: Fleckvieh […]

Dairy cow nutrients

Nutrient requirements vary with the stage of lactation and gestation. Five distinct feeding phases can be defined to attain optimum production, reproduction and health of dairy cows: Phase 1. Early lactation—0 to 70 days postpartum. Milk production increases rapidly during this period, peaking at 6 to 8 weeks after calving. Feed intake does not keep […]

Layers supplements

Are supplements really Good for Laying hens? Scratch Grains Chickens are compelled to scratch at the ground. They use their toes to mix up litter or scrape the ground in search of various seeds, greens, grit, or insects to eat. Spreading scratch grains (cracked, rolled, or whole grains such as corn, barley, oats, or wheat) […]