Livestock

Economics of broiler production

MOST PEOPLE LOGICALLY assume that birds show improved performance with increased space, but it is the enhanced environment that should automatically arise from greater available space which is the crucially important factor.

 

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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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