Poultry production: Top tips for chicken breeding from a seasoned farmer

Ugandan farmer Erias Kasumba knows his way around chickens since he's breeding for many years. Unlike some other farmers, he believes in local breeds since they are less susceptible to disease and easier to manage. Check out this video. * We are sharing the video made for the On the Farm-programme…

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Indigenous goats on display at first ever international auction

The first ever International Prestige Indigenous Veld Goat Auction is coming to the town of Upington in South Africa’s Northern Cape. Organisers hope the event will propel interest in local breeds. Indigenous Veld Goat Breeders' Association chairman Lourens Erasmus said the aim of the auction is to encourage and promote…

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Poultry production: Prevent Newcastle disease in your flock

Newcastle disease (NCD) is feared world-wide for its ability to cause huge losses in poultry businesses, right from the smallest backyard operation to intensive, commercial poultry farms. The highly contagious and deadly virus spreads like lightning where chickens are housed in enclosed spaces. It moves throughout and spreads regionally through…

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Dairy production: Improve milking with small tweaks

Small-scale farmers own most of Zambia’s cattle but produce only 50% of the country’s milk. Given the value of milk as a food, this seems a pity when it is quite possible to improve milk production, without major capital injections, through small tweaks to management with significant outcomes. The Zambian…

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