Fodder farming in Kenya
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Fodder farming in Kenya by G. R. Henderson

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Published by East African Literature Bureau in Kampala [Uganda] .
Written in English



  • Kenya.


  • Forage plants -- Kenya.,
  • Animal nutrition.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] G. R. Henderson and P. T. Preston.
SeriesEgerton Agricultural College technical publication
ContributionsPreston, P. T., joint author.
LC ClassificationsSB208.K4 H4
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 149 p.
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5672367M
LC Control Number68132987

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Pennisetum is frequently referred to as bana grass, though in Kenya ‘Bana’ is a particular cultivar of Napier grass. Napier fodder produces little viable seed and the hybrid is sterile (does not produce seed), so establishment is done by: 6. Dairy Farming. Commercial dairy farming is one of the most profitable agriculture business ideas. Apart from milk, it produced a quantity of manure. There is a tremendous scope/potential for increasing milk production through profitable dairy farming. Goat Farming. Goats are among the main meat-producing animals worldwide. Hydroponics, easy way to grow fodder, veges. hydroponics farming is a fairly new practice in Kenya. Technology gives farmers greater control over the growing conditions of crops. A recently introduced fodder growing technology is fast rising in the country, offering farmers year round supply of nutritious green fodder, grown for just eight days and producing upto 50 kgs of the fodder in a 20 by 10 feet space, enough to feed 20 mature cows or .

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Farmers need to be trained on fodder farming and animal feed storage,” said Mr Machira Gichohi, the managing director at Kenya Dairy Board (KDB). Fodder farming heavily relies on the dairy. Njagi, 60, earns Sh, a year from her three dairy cows thanks to a novel animal feed known as fodder fertility. For More of This and Other Stories, Grab Your Copy of the Standard. Joseph Mureithi, director of the organisation, said that “rain-fed staple farming is becoming increasingly difficult in Kenya due to poor rainfall, whereas growing fodder can help farmers withstand prolonged drought.” For two years Mutisya has been growing Rhodes grass to supplement his income. A useful book for dairy farmers: The Self- Help Africa (Kenya), an organization that works with farmers in Nakuru and Naivasha districts, has published training manual for dairy farmers. The handbook: Dairy Cattle Training Manual covers all important areas of livestock farming; from breed selection, feeding, diseases and management, marketing.