Please let me know how to prepare the Wheat grass from beginning to planting the Mashrooms seeds.how. long I have to take before each step of mixing and the proportion when I use 50 bales of wheat grass.
James, we will publish a detailed guide on how to prepare compost as well as all the ingredients and the quantities required.
Thanks Farming Africa for equipping young Dairy farmer with the vital required information on dairy farming.
I am interested with mushroom farming
THANKS FOR ACCEPTING MY REQUEST. IHAVE ALWAYS HAD THE KIENYEJI WAY OF DAIRY FARMING. NOW I WANT TO SETP IT UP
thanks, i earlier sent my querry , but would wish to specify that i am interested in a high production improved dairy cow , precisely a calf that can withstand the environs of nyeri county , with preferably a documented physiology profile .
Thanks for this site….Do you offer farming trainings?
you guz youre doing a perfect job,will get you soon as i start it up.Thanks
thanks for the add
I appreciate being part your endeavors pliz help me rise up in tomato farming in Narok as i need lot of info on it & also connect me with tomato farmers who have already made it.
Thanks for add.Kindly help on how to make hydroponic fodder and all its requirement through out its process.
At the moment we do not have hydroponic specialists but we are working on getting them.
We will publish posts on hydroponic making processes as soon as we have this information.
I love poultry farming;to be specific indigenious chicken.please email some documentaries about feeding,vaccines and market of either eggs or broilers
Indegenous chicken farming is a great venture indeed. We will send some info as soon as we can.
I would like to try water melon farming. Any guidance will be highly appreciated.
We are working on having a specialist write about watermelon farming. This will be posted on our website. You can look out for it.
Very educative information and refreshing details
hi,good work,am a starting dairy farmer hope to learn more from you.
Thanks for the add. I would like to start green house tomato farming and I need to be enlighten from the start .
let me know how to start it ,and how maintain it
Hi team,I am living in Uganda and i am interested in growing button mushrooms.Can you send me your physical and other addresses in Kenya where i can go for practical orientation on how to start my dream.There is a gentleman called kalanga james who does button mushrooms in kenya,i will be grateful if you can avail me his contacts. Thank you.
We can get you in touch with farmers currently doing it and you can discuss terms.
As for the gentleman you mentioned, We have not come across him and hence do not have his contacts.
Hi! Thanks a lot for the add. I am based in Mombasa and would really like to put up a green house. Kindly tell me how to go about this.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can link you up with a supplier in your region. He should be able to advice you on training matters as well.
Thanks admin for the add as I contemplate on dairy farming.
Thanks for the add.
Thanks for the wonderful inro to the fellow farmers
It is our pleasure. We do what we can to promote farmers
Thanks big, am ready to start small & grow big especially through your mighty guide
How to i grow up on this,i have one and half acre of land and i have bought 2 heifers Frisian cows.
First of all, congratulations on getting the heifers. One and a half acres is good enough. I suggest you grow some fodder to cut down on costs.
Napier grass, maize of even lucern are good candidates
i have been a farmer for 5 years now, have improved breeds. my issue is lack of enough capital to: install feeding site, machine to grind te feeds, store,commercial feeds and many others. my question is do the company offers loans?
there are banks that offer loan facilities for farmers. You can try Chase Bank or even Transnational. Equity also has some offerings. Going for the Youth Fund is also an option for cheap loans.
I WANT TO START POULTRY REARING BUSINESS. WHERE DO I START?
I suggest you get to learn as much as you can about chicken farming. Visiting farmers and attending training are a good way to go.
Thank for the add. I live at Githurai and am interested in rabbit farming ,and I want to get more information about this farming and training on how to go about please help
where can i purchase the best breed of cattle within central kenya region
I wish to try agribusiness kindly support my effort.
thanks for adding me, i want to know if the materials you are using for your greenhouse can be bought in Nigeria and if not where can i get it
Hallow i have a passion of mushroom farming any guidelines of the initial cost and steps will be appreciated
could you please send me the total cost of putting up a greenhouse.
i would wish to put up one in gem siaya.
hi, am impressed by the role you play to assist aspirin farmers with knowledge. am planning to venture into dairy farming any time soon. i have ksh 400,000 as capital. my plan is to quit my current job which is stressful and poorly paying. specificaly i want to do it in nyandarwa (ol joro rok.) to be precise. i want to go into dairy farming hand on not as part time cos this is my dream. i got quite little knwledge in this field. please give me your professional advice. really i want to quit my job and start this. thank you.
I have loved farming all my life. It is great when you can make money doing something you love doing. I am interested in mushroom farming but know next to nothing about it. Is there any kenya relevant literature out there.
I would wish to know more about pigs.
Am already gaining some knowledge on different farming enterprises,just tech us n we are set.
I have 20 acres of land. I have plans of having dairy n beef cows. Advices please.
I appreciate the information and now am looking for a calf, that has a mother with documented good milk production .I reside in Nyeri .Regards
am a farmer from uganda but have been doing it traditionally on free range. i would like to learn more farming and i can increase milk
production. which pasture can plant and how to do it. am also interested in having Fleckvieh breed. how can i get it cheaply.
thank you for accepting my request Im now on the way to learn more things about dairy farming
Thanks for your efforts in educating the world on farming. Indeed your efforts will address the issue of food security, create employment and thus improve living standards at large.
Thanks for regestering me
Thanks for the add. i would wish to start dairy farming in 1 acre land. At what age of a cow should i start with, which breed in Nanyuki and how many of them?
abt tomatoes is quite well done bt abit of disease control and treatment if u dont mind
Abit of tomato disease control and treatment the rest is quite well done
Thankz for the add.
i already built a 20m by8m tunnel 5beds of 1m width height 12ft. Need info on spacing, water application, chemicals this the ones that cure ,prevent and make them grow healthier. maximum height i should allow tomato plant to grow and any other vital information
hellow can you send me a detailed dairy farming business plan for a starter,i would appreciate so much
Very good site for people taking farming as a business
please I have A cow which is not producing enough milk due to type, how could I improved ?
Hey i want highly two dairy cows for buying
thanks for the add, I hail from a semi-arid area in Kenya where the wrath of mother nature hits the region hard in terms of Drought .this paints a fallen pride for the indigenous people living there. in this regard i have an idea of constructing water storages by using locally available resource through my newly registered developers company hence provide avenue for farming in small scale for agricultural produce,Beef Farming , Rabbit farming,poultry farming to curb dependence on relief food from humanitarian aid. I have a small capital and i really need a helping hand to foster the growth of this life saving idea in terms of Finacing and strategic management
I am a malian consultant in management but I am also in Agricultue issues. I have a training school and I myself interested in rabbittry. So I would like to patneship with anyone, NGO or individual with whom I can grow.
good evening Pascal, we would love to do a partnership send more details and engage us on our email, email@example.com
Hello pascal, An upcoming program is interested in such partnership. Send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have some improved kienyeji chicks ad they have cough which drugs should I administer?
Thanks for your brilliant idea.
But please do you help farmers on market and marketing outlets?
Thanks and good day.
I like this site and appreciate u for the advice,how can I get lucern seeds for me to plant for dairy.
Thak you for the complements.
Lucern seeds are usually distributed by the several seed companies in the country such as kenya seed and the rest. You can search for an agrovet close by that stokes the seeds
Thank u admin let me try and get one of the agrovets be blessed.
The ideas you give are vital if only followed. Thanks for having a passion in farming and your creativity and innovation will assist many
Hello guys am student LUANAR, BUNDA COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE IN MALAWI and am pursuing a Degree in Animal Science currently am in third year and i wanted to a project on dairy production on the aspect of feeds which will help in increasing milk yield can anyone help me of title proposal that will attract alot of attettion from my lecturer but it should be simple in operation and cheaper to achieve it within 2-3 months…name of the feeds please i have heard of hydroponics fodder.. please help..
Hello! thanx for the adds
am John Namaumbo from Malawi am pursuing a Degree in Animal science
and am currently in third year and there is a need to produce a
proposal of my project and i love dairy farming really wanted to take
it consideration on the feeding aspect what topic can bring attention
to my lecturers? and the project should be of simple and cheap to
achieve it for short period of time(2-3) months …feeds that can
increase milk yield..as i have heard about hydroponics fodder…
IT seems some one in masters program is doing the same project so any idea apart from the hydroponics fodder
Good day all, am in…! interested in greenhouse farming, for tomatoes in particular.
i still need learn more from you people
Thanks for add, Am crop&dairy production management,all my mind is always think about dairy farming because am in field 12yrs as working for it. And i know well the foundation of good dairy cow is suppost to start from 38ltrs to 50ltrs of milk, if u will take care of calf well. anyway u know u refer to serve ur herfer at age of 11-13 months from date of birth this it will depend what u takecare of your calf
I want to start on onion farming and Butter nut any advise will be highly appreciated. I have been trying small butternut at home but after the fruit grows it rots any idea on where am going wrong i dont use anything i just plant water when dry
Thanks for such an educative site.
Thanks 4 registering me.
thanks much for the add, promise maximum cooperation
my aim to be rearing dairy cows and pigs
Am new in this website but yu guys u are giving good programs to Daily farmers and am also going to enjoy the programs
waiting to learn more from you
Where can I find a model of a small cow shed for about 20 cows and the cost?
This is a good forum to learn alot. Am interested in starting dairy firm. my question is can i start with like three cows which are being milked or must i start with calves? How much would a cow producing 20-30ltrs of milk cost?
With dairy farming you can start whichever way you want as long as it works according to your plan. Most farmers start with in-calf heifers. Theses are pregnant cows that are going to calve down for the first time. This is good as the cows most productive years are still ahead of it and you will enjoy this and also being incalf is an assurance that the cow is able to become pregnant. This is usually a big problem when buying cows as you can easily buy an infertile cow.
So, i would encourage you to buy incalf cows although they are usually abit costly. You can also choose to buy a mixture of incalf and calfs ready for insemination to control costs.
I hope this answer’s your question.
Thanks for accepting me. Interested in dairy farming
Just join, am Tanzanian, living in Dar Es salaam, already started dairy farming, but am looking forward to share with you guys, so passionate in dairy farming and am seeing ahead of me to a huge, very huge dairy profits out of it, you are welcome to Tanzania.
Hope I will learn more and more from you guys
Im glad to hear dairy farming is going good for you.
Feel free to share some of your experiences with us so that we can all learn from each other as well.
Hi, my name is Richard assenga From Dar es salaam Tanzania. i want to set up a greenhouse for growing tomatoes. Where can i get a POLYTHENE paper of size 15M X 30M and at what price?
Greenhouse paper can be purchased from dealers such as Gnorth and son, Amiran among others.
It cost me 90KSH the last time i bought. That should translate to 1956 per square meter.
I have passion for dairy farming. I feel that this is the time to start it.
What do I require to start it?
To start dairy farming, you need to look at several factors and plan accordingly.
I would advice you to first plant enough feeds for the animals you want to keep. This of course will depend on the acreage of land you have.
I would advice you plant maize silage or boma rhodes.This is the most important step.
Secondly, Plan the farm and construct structures if you like. In the case of zero grazing, consider drainage etc. You can get a zero grazing unit plan online.
With these in place you can now go ahead to purchase cows. Remember, grow slowly and gradually. It is the best way to avoid disapointments.
I hope this helps
Thanks for acceptance hope to learn more from you particulaly dairy and tomato farming
Have just joined, i have a 3 acre farm in nyeri that i want to develop. Do you have any leads on how to acquire funding?
3 acres is good land to start agribusiness on.
Funding is one of the major challenges in this field.
I would advice you to first prepare a business plan and remember to include everything. Then try approaching institutions such as youth fund/ uwezo fund for cheap loans.
If that fail try the more farmer friendly banks.
Unfortunately funding is one area i cant help much.
Thanks for the fruitful information,kindly continue to enlighten us more.
You are welcome. I sure will. Welcome to our community. Feel at home
I have a 1/4 acre piece of land in a place called Olooishoibo near Ngong Hills. I want to start a greenhouse farm in the very near future to farm tomatoes or capsicum. I’m looking on appropriate information regarding economical acquisition of green house equipment and the projected budget for such venture as well as the projected profits. Do you have such information as a package?
Such information is usually provided by the greenhouse sellers as it varies according to the size of greenhouse you want to acquire. I would suggest you contact illuminum greenhouses for affordable wooden greenhouses and either amiran or hortipro for steel greenhouses.
i WOULD LIKE TO START AGRIBUSINESS SOON THEREFORE I WOULD LOVE VERY MUCH YOUR ASSISTANCE
Good to hear you are interested in agribusiness. Let me know how i can help. You can also email me directly at email@example.com
Hi, i have got passion for farming both dairy and poultry, i have got enough land for the same and have planted feeds ie maize for silage and boma rhodes 1 acre each, i also have few kienyeji chicken and geese, your information on the management of this small farm we help me alot……i am in eldoret
Having sufficient land is a big advantage when it comes to integrated farming like the operation you have.
I have written several articles on dairy farming and more recently poultry farming that shouls help you.
Also,m please make sure you subscribe to my newletters as i send out new posts/articles to emails of the subscribed members.
Thanks and happy farming
Hi, where can I get reasonably priced net covering for strawberries please?
Please contact illuminum greenhouses.
Im interested in mushroom farming I received some brief article about it but now I need to speak to a farmer who is already doing the same.The land I want to use is in Eldoret so preferably a farmer in Eldoret would be ideal.I saw in Daily Nation a story was published on 06/06/2015 about Joseph Hinga who is using local materials to grow button mushrooms. Kindly link me up with him or any other farmer already practicing.
There is a farm in Eldoret called Dell’s Farm in Kapseret that accept visitors to learn on mushroom farming. They are some of the good mushroom farmers in the country. You can call me on 0734728059 to link you up with them.
Unfortunately i do not know My Joseph Hinga.
However, i know another farmer in Kapseret Eldoret doing button mushrooms and accepts visitors to his farm for a small fee.
Let me know if you would like to be linked up.
Did you find the way to grow mushroom or Mr. Hinga?
I am from Afghanistan and really excited to grow mushrooms.
I live in Mombasa. I am planning to start green house farming for tomatoes, and keep beef cows in Kilifi. I wish to get your advice.
Am really interested in greenhouse farming, am from makueni county kilungu hills. i have prepared a 6m by 15 m place for greenhouse. can i get one of this measurement and what price?
i like and appreciate the activities advice and motivations to individuals who have ventured or want to start farming enterprise.
hope i will gain a lot.
I want to venture in tomatoes growing but the major problem in my area is bacterial.
How can i overcome this obstacle.
I am grateful to Mr Admin, to get registered in this group. I hope to get inspired more in farming issues particularly Greenhouses and Dairy.
am happy to joined am farmer in Uganda
I am very happy for you accepting me in. .
thanks for accepting to be in this group …kindly need alot of your help
you are wonderful people in terms of information provision. lam going to learn more from you and be of benefit to others. I have already started rearing dairy cows but my standard is a bit low which I hope will go up with time.
Interested on mushroom farming. My problem is how to balance the substrate composition . Is there a regular ratio . If so please inform me
Hi christopher, we can arrange for training on how to balance the substrate composition on an actual mushroom farm. Call us on 0763442224.
Hi, dear friends
I’m Gerald from Tanzania engaged in poultry farming especial kienyeji chicks. I’m looking for Kuroiler breed, Please help me to get the breed.
Thanks for accepting me I look forward sharpening one another in farming. I am looking for vegetable market which I am capable of growing round the year. I have also started dairy farming and am glad to have found you.
Im happy to be part of this
am happy to join you.
good to be with you and i need more advice before starting dairy farm
I would like to have training manuals for starting dairy farm
thanks for the add..
I have been doing sugar cane farming and now wants to start venturing in horticulture like cabbages French beans and tomatoes
thanks for the support you are giving to young farmer
I want to be a serious dairy farmer.Have already aquired 2 asyire Cow’s.
Thanks for your tireless efforts in assisting young dairy farmers.
I love poultry farming;to be specific indigenous chicken.please email some documentaries about feeding,vaccines and market of either eggs or broilers
hi i could like to start dairy farming please advice more
I would advice you start by growing feeds eg neppiar grass or maize for silage and doing extensive reading and trainings on farming. You can then move to buy the cows once you are comfortable enough.
Thank you for adding to your list. I am about to retire from employment soon; I would like to embark on fish keeping and mushroom farming but I have never practiced before. So can I hear from you of your advise to me.
For mushroon farming, there is an excellent farm in eldoret that i would encourage you to visit called Dell’s Farm for training. If interested, please email me and i can link you up.
On fish farming, unfortunately i do not have contacts but i can get back to you when i do.
Thank you for adding to your list. am interested in starting tomato green house in Homa Bay please could you link me up with structure contractor and technical advise foram new to this business.
Thanks for writing to us.
Yes definately. I will send you an email and link you up with a reliable contractor
Thank you so much for the add Admin, hope to learn from this platform and contribute where I can. Im so excited to be part of this great family
I can’t wait to hear great ideas from you and I must say i am more than passionate to have a sustainable successful dairy farming project
Thanks for the add
Keep up the good work. Am a first time farmer currently farming tomatoes, am sure I’ll benefit from educative articles from Farming Afrika.
I am intrested in starting a dairy business, i have a five acre piece of land currently farming maize but would wish to go for dairy cows. kindly advice on Breeds suitable to my place i.e uasin gishu.
Uasingishu is good for most of the dairy breeds. The important thing to consider is what system you intend to use ie Zero grazing or Semi intensive or grazing. I personally advocate for semi intensive where you have a grazing field but still preserve fodder as hay or silage for the dry season. The rains have now started in Uasin gishu and i would advice you to keep planting maize but use some of it as silage.
Hello Comrades I thank you for allowing me to be part of you…. I’m from Rwanda, and i liked this platform where we will be sharing Views on farming.
I am intrested in starting a dairy business, i have a five acre piece of land currently farming maize but would wish to go for dairy cows. kindly advice on Breeds suitable and how i can get them.
Eric o’pe to hear from you soon thank you.
Thanks for the adds me but I would like to know the materials used to make silage making
Materials used vary depending on the quantity of silage being prepared. Usually, for maize silage, farmers need a forage harvester, this can be self propelled, tractor drawn, or stationery. You also need something to use as a compactor, this can be a tractor, a roller, drum full of water, or just your boots for the case of silage in small tubes. Finally, you need paper to make the silage air tight. Please read the article on silage making on the blog section.
great and informative
kindly i would like to subscribe to your site.Thanks
A big thank you for adding me. I have 10 acres of land land in south rift (Transmara) I really want to start dairy farming, please i need planning advice first. Any assistance?
Yes we can assist with technical knowledge and guidance of how to go about it. You can email me with your requests on firstname.lastname@example.org
am from Dar es Salaam and interested to join in this platform, am interested in starting greenhouse business, i have 3 hectors mean this is peace of land but am sure will be suitable and profitable to start so i don’t know where can i start, please assist me because am a new in this business
I can confirm that i have subscribed
I am interested in commercial dairy farming
thanks for accepting my subscription.
You are welcome Bonface
thenx for subcription
Am looking for Silage to buy. I have few cows in Turbo
Please guide .
There is a company in Eldoret that has recently introduces packaged silage in 350kg round bales.they sell at around 13ksh a kg and since the bale is already wrapped, it stays fresh for a very long time.
I will reply here with their contacts
I am Saadi from Afghanistan and I want to start from beginning to grow button mushrooms here.
Could please help me to succeed?
Hi Saad, button mushroom is a lucrative venture when done well and in a receptive market. We have written several articles that give an idea of how to start mushroom farming. We also have videos on youtube recorded in a mushroom farm. That should provide a good idea of what you will need. Please read and watch the videos, after which you can ask specific questions and we will be able to address them.
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