Livestock

New dairy breed

AT A RECENT Ol Kalou Agricultural Fair, in Kenya’s Highlands, one stand elicited much interest to the local farming community. A recently introduced German dual purpose breed Fleckvieh became a darling of local dairy farmers.They have been seeking information on how they can introduce it to their herds.

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Dairy farmers milk the profits

Zambia's smallholder dairy sector is benefitting from a technical assistance programme provided by Land O'Lakes. Nawa Mutumweno reports SMALLHOLDER DAIRY FARMERS, producer groups and processors in Zambia have benefitted from technical assistance provided by Land O’Lakes since 2002.

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Better housing for happy hens

Poultry housing conjures up scenes of large, enclosed buildings with birds at ultra-high densities but in Africa housing traditionally covers a much broader spectrum and is generally more bird-friendly, writes Dr T Mabbett

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