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Dairy farm tour and training on 10th Aug 2019 – Kefa Garden

DAIRY FARM TOUR AND TRAINING

Any farmer interested in dairy farming and animal rearing should join us as we hold our agro-tourism in one of biggest and profitable dairy farm in Kenya. Agritourism is about touring farms where small scale farmers and largescale farmers are getting it right.

This August we have organized a visit to Kefa Farm situated in Makuyu Muranga County. Many are a times, that we as farmers have “tried” dairy farming without the right knowledge or information of what we are supposed to do to make the best returns. Almost every home in in rural area in Kenya owns a cow, but how much does it give you? Are you a slave of your own cow?

Many will concur with me that most of the times we feed these cows and get almost nothing out of them. A time has come when we no longer have to view owning cows as a source of prestige and respect but make money out of them.

Therefore, Farm expose in conjunction with Oxfarm team and Farmers Trends have decided to treat our farmers with the best tour of the year. Interested people are required to pay 2500 before 9th August 2019. However, those with their own means of transport are required to pay at the gate.

This Agritour day comes with a treat of Lunch, writing materials, farming brochures and many more. Interested parties are required to be in Nairobi town on or before 7:30 am on the material day. Those who will be training us have a lot lined for us and they have a request to the interested people to be at the farm before 9:00 because they intend to start early and finish early.

 

ABOUT THE FARM

Kimani, a farmer and one of the directors, of Kefa Farm which is like any other farm you can simply pass while not noticing it because it lies in good harmony with the other farms dry, somewhat abandoned. However, this farm produces more than 1400 liters of milk daily. He owns more than 200 zero–grazed cows where 60 are lactating some produce between thirty five and forty five liters daily.

The farm is situated on a slope ideal for waste disposal and conjointly sells heifers and carries out embryo transfers. It has gained name as a supply of pedigree cows and a ground for coaching farmers on dairy farm management. Situated during a semi–arid space of Makuyu in Murang’a County wherever temperatures average 21.7°C and receives 836mm of downfall annually, the farm is showing new opportunities within the preponderantly rain–fed agricultural zone. Kimani credits its existence to the 2007/2008 post-election turmoil that saw several displaced individuals settled within the region pushing up demand for milk.

Then the farm was solely with one cow and an employee. The steady rise in demand for milk created Maine devise ways that boosted the farm. Kimani notes that he spent KSh 90,000 on building a cow barn for 5 animals and acquired 2 Holstein cows at KSh 40,000 each. Since then, he has never looked back.

His heard grew to eighty-two in 2014, however he had to cut back the quantity to sixty-four because of restricted house and deficiency of feeds. The farm sank its own borehole and expanded by getting an added adjacent acre and another four acres wherever heifers are bred. He conjointly leases alternative farms to grow fodder.

Kimani improved his skills in animal care, health and farm management by attending agricultural trainings, visiting alternative farms, researching and came up with a program to develop the abilities of his ten employees.

The farm has four departments every headed by completely different persons. These are stores, sales, production and milking. Every head features a full mandate to rent casuals and build alternative choices. They report daily to Kimani by filing updates to a central system wherever all managers will access the knowledge. For example, the shop head will caution close at hand shortage of feeds or the milking head will send alert on an exact animal noted for declining production.

The animals are hosted on half-acre, with the cowsheds divided into sections that embrace steamers, milking, maternity and calves of between zero and 3 months and another for winnowers aged six months. The winnowers are taken away of the most farm to a different within the neighborhood wherever patrons simply access them. At the so much finish is associate degree isolation section for the sick animals.

He conjointly follows up his callers and people who visit his farm permitting them to consult him frequently. Kenyans not got to mystify dairying by attending to Israel for lessons. Israel is here at Kefa Farm

 

NOTE: “Seeing is believing” We could tell you more but we know that you are eager to come and share your views with us as we all learn on how to become better dairy, chicken and pig farmers. Tell a friend to tell a friend.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE FARM TOUR

Expect to learn on the following
  • Production and herd structure
  • Animal health
  • Calf rearing/young stock management
  • Feeds/feeding management (TMR system)
  • Groupings and requirements
  • New Cow Barns ( for cow comfort and efficiency)
  • Herd management software (UNFORM AGR)
  • Adoption of technology
  • Socio-economic management
  • Challenges

Event date: 10th August 2019

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 2,500/= Inclusive of transport, Lunch and writing materials.
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677
  • send confirmation to 0706222888

 

 

 

 

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Mushroom Production Farm Tour And Training

The mushroom training will be at one of largest producers of mushrooms in Kenya. Producing button mushroom oyster mushroom and portobello mushroom.

This is what the training on Mushroom farming will cover.

  • Cost of production
  • Structure design
  • Preparing compost
  • Substrate preparation and mixing ratios
  • Sterilization/pasteurization (decontamination) of substrate
  • Inoculation (spawning) and conditions
  • Incubation
  • Maintaining conditions
  • Soil casing
  • Management
  • Fruiting process
  • Harvesting
  • Storage
  • Marketing
  • Challenges in production and marketing
  • Cooking preparation recipe

 

Event date: 22nd June 2019

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 3,000/= Inclusive of transport, Lunch and writing materials.
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677
  • send confirmation to 0706222888

 

 

 

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DAIRY GOAT – Farm tour & training 13th April 2019

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How To run a modern Dairy goat Farm – Second Edition

After a successful farm tour organized for learning about how to run a dairy goat agribusiness on 10th November 2018, we have organized yet another one on the same venue due to many request we are getting.

Our April farm tour and training will focus on DAIRY GOAT FARMING as business in Kenya. The training will be held at Shamba Dairies – one of the leading and well managed dairy goat farm in Kenya.

The farm located in the heart of Kangema town is the home of 40lts of dairy goat milk per day, with the champion goat producing 5litres of milk per day – a feature many dairy goat farmers in Kenya dream off.

The farm has three breeds of goats namely Alpine, Toggenbergs and Saanens.

 

Shamba dairies is among the few farms in Kenya that completes the entire value chain, It has a small yoghurt processing unit fully dedicated to goats’ milk yoghurt production.

Feeding, which they mostly grow on the farm includes proteins such as desmodium, lucerne, calliandra, green leaves, which is constantly in their cages.

This tour and training offers those with an interest and new entrants to goat farming an opportunity to learn the success behind Shamba Dairies.

 

The event is organized by Farmers Trend in collaboration with Team Oxfarm. We are dedicated in promoting agri-tourism in Kenya, showcasing the success of this modern farms that started from a humble background.

 

Contact us for details, bookings and any clarification
Oxfarm – 0706222888

 

See more details on the poster below

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DAIRY GOAT FARMING FROM THIS VIDEO.

 

 

Some Photos of the farm

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Pokea Dairy farm tour and Event – 9th March 2019 Nakuru

In our quest for promoting dairy farming in Kenya we have organized another dairy farm tour to Nakuru at pokea dairy farm.

We are here to help you earn more on dairy farming. On 9th March 2019 we are giving you a special opportunity to tour one of the best dairy farm in Kenya, Pokea Farm in Nakuru Njoro. Whether you are a new or you already have an existing dairy farm or planning of starting you need to learn something that may increase your dairy production a success.

With a small area where this farm has got 60 cows and some producing an average of 40-55 liters of milk a day, one need to learn his secrets of this success.

His secret in getting the best breeds for his farm. How to start dairy farming empire like pokea farm that started with one cow. How to feed your calf with only salt, hay, and water to strengthen its veins and a stronger backbone. Deep understanding of physiological conditions of the cow and managing its stress for more milk production.

How to train your farm managers to manage your farm at the comfort of your place of work and everything moving on efficiently in your farm. How to make feed ration, and feeding of your cows. Detailed process of making silage and roughages their ratio and when to feed your cows.

He sells heifers between 150k -250k while his pedigree cows between 300k- 600k. He also sell sexed semen that guarantee that calves born are all females.

His success in farming has enabled him to win prestigious golden award for commercial prestige in Madrid, Spain 2014. He received overwhelming support from 112 countries and 7,000 companies in the dairy industry across the globe. He has also received awards as a top breeder in country Kenya.

The Event is being hosted by Farm Expose in collaboration with team Oxfarm and  Farmers Trend. We will be having two meeting point at 06:30 am in Nairobi, and at 09:00 am Nakuru.

Pay a deposit today to reserve your seat

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 3,000/= Inclusive of transport to and from Nairobi, training, writing materials and meals (paid in-advance)
    2,500/= Transport provided to and from Nakuru (paid in-advance) and own transport
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677
  • send confirmation to 0706222888

 

 

Read more about this farm on Nation.co.ke:

Farm where cows offer 50 litres, heifers fetch a cool Sh0.6m

 

 

 

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8th Mushroom Training – Bannie-El Mushroom Farm in Limuru – 16th March 2019

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This is what the training on Mushroom farming will cover.

  • Cost of production
  • Structure design
  • Preparing compost
  • Substrate preparation and mixing ratios
  • Sterilization/pasteurization (decontamination) of substrate
  • Inoculation (spawning) and conditions
  • Incubation
  • Maintaining conditions
  • Soil casing
  • Management
  • Fruiting process
  • Harvesting
  • Storage
  • Marketing
  • Challenges in production and marketing
  • Cooking preparation recipe

 

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 3,000/= Exclusive of transport
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677
  • send confirmation to 0706222888
  • or pay at the farm.

 

check more about the farm HERE 

 

 

Check how the Last event – 7th edition on Mushroom farming was for February 2019

 

Morning hours HERE

Afternoon hours HERE

 

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7th Mushroom Training – Bannie-El Mushroom Farm in Limuru – 16th Feb 20192019

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To learn more on Mushroom farming we have organized the 7th mushroom training and farm tour at  Bannie-El Mushroom Farm in Limuru.

In broad, the mushroom training will cover the below details:-

  • Cost of production
  • Structure design
  • Preparing compost
  • Substrate preparation and mixing ratios
  • Sterilization/pasteurization (decontamination) of substrate
  • Inoculation (spawning) and conditions
  • Incubation
  • Maintaining conditions
  • Soil casing
  • Management
  • Fruiting process
  • Harvesting
  • Storage
  • Marketing
  • Challenges in production and marketing
  • Cooking preparation recipe

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 3,000/= Exclusive of transport
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677

check more about the farm HERE

CONTACTS: 0790-509684

Mushroom training

 

 

Last event on Mushroom Farming organized by Farm Expose

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First New year Farm Tour – Mr Njoroge Dairy Farm in Nyeri 9th Feb

Dairy cows Mr Njoroge farm Nyeri

What it takes to produce 12000 Litres of milk per Cow in a year.

According to a dairy expert in Israel Ephraim Martz to produce all that milk it’s all involve making a cow happy, happy farmer. This is through understanding the physiology of the cow. In Kenya we may not have that advanced technology like in Israel that can enable us know the physiology of the cow at a given time but we can learn from experts of dairy.

We have the best farmer in Nyeri Mr Njoroge who has this knowledge and he is able to produce above the expectation of many by making millions from his farm of 1.6 acres with 20cows 11 being mature with the highest producing on average 47 liters daily.

When Team Farm Expose Visited his farm he said that “Passion is what made me to succeed in this dairy farming” he continued to narrate to us remembering those humble years that he was just starting his dairy farm empire. He had no experience, no knowledge and he was just like many farmers. He has been crowned as the best farmer. According to him it’s all about management that has enabled him to achieve his level of success.

The management is what we describe as knowing the physiology of a cow by determining when energy level are down and what to do. After calving down the energy levels of a cow goes down and it’s at this critical time to know how to boost your feed to match what’s needed in their body.

He makes his own feeds and most comes from the crops he grows at his farms comprising of silage 70% energy, proteins from sweet potatoes vines 18%, vitamin, roughages, and water.

Some of things that you should know from Mr Njoroge as a dairy farmer:

  • He serves his calf 9 months after birth.
  • He introduces hay or roughages to the newly calf only 3 days after birth.
  • His cow’s calves once every year
  • He serves his cows 45 days after calving.
  • He makes yoghurt from his milk and sells the remaining in his milk bar.
  • He also sells heifers at 200000

Other farming techniques that you will get to learn from his farm.

  • Dairy farming as a business
  • Animal health & disease control especially mastitis
  • Calf rearing/young stock management
  • Feeds formulation/feeding management (TMR system)
  • Silage Making
  • Groupings and requirements
  • Cow comfort and efficiency
  • Herd management
  • Value addition
  • Youth & agribusiness
  • Challenges

 

We will visit this farm on February 9th 2019 on Saturday. Book now

Payment Details
Farmers Trend
Mpesa Till Number 201677
Send confirmation details to +254 706 222 888

Charges per head 2,800/=

Inclusive of transport from Nairobi, writing materials and meals.

 

 

His son talk more on Dairy farming venture

More: How I turned Sh10,000 into a multi million-shilling venture

 

Farm Expose in Nyeri county.

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Dairy farm visit in Nyeri, Dickson Kahuro
Farm Expose in nyeri

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End of year Kenyan Farm Tour and Training – Kenran Dairy – 12th December 2018

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Theme: How to run and manage a modern day dairy farm on a small piece of land.

The farm that started with 6 dairy cows in 2016 is to day the hub of 85 dairy cows comprising high yielders, low yielders, in-calf heifers, and unweaned heifers housed in different sections of the unit depending on age and development stage. Utilizing modern innovation technology in milking and preservation, Kenran Dairy is one of the most technological advanced farm in Kenya today.

*From the high investment in computerised milking machines, to the high standards of hygiene practiced by the farmhands; everything spells Europe-style class here.*

The cows here listen to slow jam & classic music, undergoes pedicure, shaving to keep them clean and sleeps on cow mattress to ensure comfort hence more milk production.

 

Related: 6th Mushroom Training – Bannie-El Mushroom Farm in Limuru – 24th November 2018

 

That is what best describes former South Mugirango MP Omingo Magara’s farm tucked deep inside Ongata Rongai. His one-acre farm is an example of how to run a modern-day dairy unit.

One of the biggest headaches for large-scale dairy farmers is safe milk preservation and boosting their milk yields while maintaining their profit margins. Because majority of them lack affordable milk preservation equipment and machines, some end up using dubious methods to achieve this goal.

The farm, having partnered with EuroDairy supplies innovative dairy equipment’s such as coolers and milking machines from Muller — a farm equipment company in Netherlands. Hon Magara also runs a fully stocked state of the art facility that stocks modern dairy farming equipment’s, spare parts and general cow comfort such as cow brushes, cow shaving machines, hoof cutters, cow magnets and detergents for washing milking machines, all which are key to boost milk production

Expect to learn on the following

• Dairy farming as a business
• Production and herd structure
• Housing
• Spacing
• Animal health
• Calf rearing/young stock management
• Feeds/feeding management
• Groupings and requirements (lactating, dry cows, calves and heifers)
• Cow comfort and efficiency
• Herd management
• Adoption of technology
• Socio-economic management
• Staff management
• Challenges

 

Payment Details
Farmers Trend
Mpesa Till Number 201677
Then send confirmation details to +254 706 222 888

Charges per head 4,000/=

Inclusive of transport from Nairobi, writing materials and meals

 

 

More Details about the farm. Omingo Magara The Dairy Farmer

 

MORE PHOTOS OF THE FARM

 

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6th Mushroom Training – Bannie-El Mushroom Farm in Limuru – 24th November 2018

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To learn more on Mushroom farming we have organized the 6th mushroom training and farm tour at  Bannie-El Mushroom Farm in Limuru.

In broad, the mushroom training will cover the below details:-

  • Cost of production
  • Structure design
  • Preparing compost
  • Substrate preparation and mixing ratios
  • Sterilization/pasteurization (decontamination) of substrate
  • Inoculation (spawning) and conditions
  • Incubation
  • Maintaining conditions
  • Soil casing
  • Management
  • Fruiting process
  • Harvesting
  • Storage
  • Marketing
  • Challenges in production and marketing
  • Cooking preparation recipe

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 3,000/= Exclusive of transport
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677

check more about the farm HERE

CONTACTS: 0790-509684

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Hydroponic production farm tour and training – 17th October 2018

Hydroponic farming

TRAINING SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO EXPECT

What is the meaning of hydroponic
What are some of Importance/advantages of hydroponic over soil culture

 

Introduction to the different Hydroponic Systems which include:

  • Hydroponic Fodder System
  • A-Vertical System
  • Deep Water Culture System (Floating Raft System)
  • Trough (Media Based) System
  • Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) System
  • Strawberry Towers

Fodder System

  • Procedure of Growing Hydroponic Fodder
  • Feeding Ratios to different Livestock
  • Structural Considerations

Deep Water Culture System

  • Materials Consideration
  • Crops Suitable for the system
  • Nutrient Solution Management
  • Spacing Versus Crop Production

A-Vertical System

  • Advantages + Challenges
  • Crops Suitable for the system
  • Nutrient Solution Management

Trough System

  • Structural Consideration
  • Crops Suitable for the system
  • Nutrient Solution Formulation
  • Drip System Maintenance
  • Temperature + Humidity Levels

 

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NFT System

  • Structural Consideration
  • Crops Suitable for the system
  • Nutrient Solution Formulation
  • Temperature Levels
  • pH and Ec Levels

Strawberry Towers

  • Structural Consideration
  • Nutrient Solution Fertigation Schedule
  • Temperature Levels
  • pH and Ec Levels

Contact us for details, bookings and any clarification
John Kiruthi: 0790-509684
David Gitonga: 0722-481838

 

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