The benefits of livestock insurance in Kenya have not been felt by farmers because they have not known how the premiums and the payouts are arrived at. Nonetheless, the economic effects expressed through claims settlement and payments to a large extent prove the positive effects of livestock insurance.
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Given a choice between two or more dairy cows, which one would you choose? Selecting the best among a group of dairy cows is what dairy cattle judging is all about. Knowledge of what to look for is key. Here is an insight of how the best dairy cows are determined during the Agricultural Society of Kenya shows. Then meet Chebet, the Kisumu 2012 ASK show champion.
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Using hydroponic fodder production technology it is possible to grow enough fodder for all the animals in the farm within 6 to 10 days, and realize a massive increase in milk production.
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Decisions that have to be made in improving dairy goats breeds are dependent on the objectives of the breeding program. This will revolve around the desired products as determined by consumer trends, environmental factors such as climate, forage resources and social economic factors.
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Unlike local goats, dairy goats are bred for milk production and can produce up to 10 times that of the locals. They multiply fast, kidding twice a year often producing twins or triplets. The quality of milk and the prices are higher than a cow’s milk.
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