Soil fertility management and malnutrition

By Staff Writer / January 26, 2022

Parched skin; milky eyes; dry, dull and straw-like looking or completely lost hair, weakness, unplanned weight loss and in other cases, weight gain/obesity. These are some physical evidences of malnutrition…

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Goat farming in Zimbabwe, is it profitable?

By Staff Writer / January 26, 2022

Goat farming has proven to be a profitable business in Zimbabwe. They are beneficial because they are easy to care for, and the feeds costs are low due to the…

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Bees: how and why would you want to keep them?

By Staff Writer / January 26, 2022

Beekeeping (or apiculture) is the humans’ maintenance of bee colonies, commonly in artificial hives. Why are Bees so important, and why would you want to keep them? All types of Bees…

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Broilers: the all important first seven days

By Staff Writer / August 22, 2021

The first seven days are the most important time in the life of a broiler chicken. It is a period when you, the farmer, need to pay extra attention to…

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Solar water pumps: tips and things to know

By Staff Writer / August 21, 2021

Solar water pumps are fast becoming essential for farming in Africa and thanks to recent technological advancements they are much more affordable. Before the advent of solar energy, farmers in…

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Deworm your goats and increase your profits

By Staff Writer / August 10, 2021

Today, most farmers in Zimbabwe have embraced deworming goats to achieve maximum milk, meat, and skin production. For a long time, goats have been known as one of the easy…

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The importance of biosecurity in poultry houses

By Staff Writer / July 27, 2021

Biosecurity is a set of practices put in place to limit the spread of disease or contamination from one location to another. Because poultry is housed in close confinement, disease…

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Mastitis control is a better option than mastitis treatment

By Staff Writer / July 11, 2021

Mastitis control is a better option both economically and for the health of the dairy cow than mastitis treatment. Not only is the treatment expensive, but the cows production will…

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Control worms in your pigs to retain profitability

By Staff Writer / July 8, 2021

Pig rearing is profitable only if pigs grow quickly and attain good weight gains in a short time period. The burden of worms can retard this growth and can make…

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