Palm Kernel Cake (PKC)

The quality and quantity of animal feed is crucial for farm animal growth and development, which in turn affects the quality of food that human consume. Palm kernel cake (PKC) is an important by-product obtained from palm oil extraction. It is widely fed to...

What is Wheatoffal?

Wheat offal is the by-product of wheat milling process. It is a nutritious source of protein, minerals, and other nutrients that can be used in a number of ways including feeding livestock, poultry, fish, and pet food. Offal is a general term that refers to the...

Improper Feed Management

    Livestock owners, managers sometimes cut corners in a bid to cut cost not knowing they are causing more harm than good. Some of such activities are but not limited to: + Diluting a formulated complete feed * by adding grains and/or fibre to the feed *...

Heirs and Heralds Agribusiness Training

Do you work in the agricultural industry and want to develop your career or want to start your own farm or agribusiness? Register for our 3-6 months intensive training with internship in model farms, On-farm training and hands on practical experience. At Heirs and...

Smallholders Farmers Market Engagement

“When farmers start to explore the market by themselves, they have at least five instances of ‘Wow’ -experiences, which change their way of thinking (Farmers Market School pilot project evaluation report, Zimbabwe.) Smallholder farmers’ growing engagement...

Challenging Issues of Export Market

Most of the challenging issues of export market start at the production stage where farmers fail to meet the standards required in the international market. The challenging issues are but not limited to: Minimum Residual Level (MRL) of chemicals: Unsafe and Improper...

BUSINESS LESSONS OF TURTLES

A new business is a lot like a baby turtle. Turtles usually return to the same island they have nested before, year after year. However, with numbers dwindling and other beaches becoming over crowded, they change track. When an entrepreneur realizes the way things are...

BIOSECURITY IN POULTRY

“Biosecurity” is derived from “Biological Security”. It simply means “what do we have to do to keep diseases from entering a poultry farm”. In commercial poultry farms, the risk of disease outbreaks is high and can result in significant economic loss for the farmer. A...