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"Adaptation of the zero grazing concept by Luo farmers in Kenya"

18 Nelson A.R. Mango The National Dairy Development Project (NDDP) of Kenya was implemented by the Kenyan and Dutch governments with the main aim of increasing milk production for the market.

http://www.fao.org/prods/gap/database/gap/files/561_ZERO_GRAZING_IN_KENYA.PDF

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Dairy Herd Management in Kenya - Smallholder's View

Smallholder Dairy Herd Management in Kenya OMORE, A.0.1,2, McDERMOTT, J.J.1,3, MURIUKI, H.M.4, THORPE, W1 ... Stall feeding (zero grazing) 67 Use of artificial insemination 52 Use of tick acaricide 71 Cattle vaccinations 63

http://www.smallholderdairy.org/publications/Conference/Omore%20et%20al-1998-Smallholder%20dairy%20herd%20mgt-IDC.pdf

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THE STATUS OF GOOD DAIRY FARMING PRACTICES ON SMALL-SCALE ...

of this study was to (1) determine the status of Good Dairy Farming Practices on zero grazing small-scale farms ... (Kenya Dairy Board) and reduced government role in providing extension services (KDB, 2008).

http://www.kari.org/biennialconference/conference12/docs/THE%20STATUS%20OF%20GOOD%20DAIRY%20FARMING%20PRACTICES%20ON%20SMALL-SCALE%20FARMS.pdf

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Disposal and replacement practices in Kenya’s smallholder ...

Disposal and replacement practices in Kenya’s smallholder dairy herds B. Omedo Bebe1, 2, 3, ... left the herd in zero- and semi-zero grazing systems than from free-grazing herds (19% y-1) and fewer heifers were available as replacements.

http://www.smallholderdairy.org/publications/Conference/Bebe%20et%20al-2000-%20Cattle%20disposal%20and%20replacement-AACAA.pdf

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Smallholder Dairy in Kenya - International Food Policy ...

zero-grazing,stall-fed regimes.In the intensive systems,they recycle manure and fodder between crop and livestock enter-prises. ... agriculture, Africa, dairy, Kenya, smallholder farming, Ethiopia, case studies, milk production, Kenya, uganda, milk production, commercial farming, small farms ...

http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/focus12_06.pdf

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THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN KENYA: THE POST-LIBERALIZATION AGENDA

THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN KENYA: THE POST-LIBERALIZATION AGENDA By Andrew M. Karanja 2003 ... Zero grazing farmers received the highest price per litre, which in March-April 2002 was averaging Ksh 16 per litre.

http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/kenya/dairy_sector_color.pdf

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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute KARI Naivasha Centre

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute KARI Naivasha Centre Introduction ... • Zero grazing technologies • Pamphlets, manuals for various livestock production ... Below the zero grazing unit showing a calf with feeding utensils and dairy cattle with feed.

http://www.kenyalivestockshow.org/pdf/2010/Kari.pdf

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Indicators of Poor Welfare in Dairy Cows Within Smallholder ...

Chapter 3 Indicators of Poor Welfare in Dairy Cows Within Smallholder Zero-Grazing Units in the Peri-Urban Areas of Nairobi, Kenya James Nguhiu-Mwangi, Joshua W. Aleri,

http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/43171/InTech-Indicators_of_poor_welfare_in_dairy_cows_within_smallholder_zero_grazing_units_in_the_peri_urban_areas_of_nairobi_kenya.pdf

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PRODUCTIVITY TRENDS AND PERFORMANCE OF DAIRY FARMING IN KENYA

increase (Kenya Dairy Board website, accessed in June 2010). ... In the short run, dairy production under the zero-grazing system was economically viable, except in Nyeri, which had a negative gross margin. For the non-zero grazing system, ...

http://www.tegemeo.org/images/downloads/Working%20papers/WP43-Productivity-Trends-and-Performance-of-Dairy-Farming-in.pdf

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Dairy Farmers Training Manual Penultimate revised3

Zero Grazing …………………………………………………………………………… 63 ... Kenya Dairy Sector Competiveness Programme, for the development of this manual. We appreciate the

http://livestockportal.co.ke/docs/Dairy_Farmers_Training_Manual.pdf

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Performance of dairy cows in different livestock production ...

In Kenya, the National Dairy Development Project of dairy stock morbidity and mortality due to diseases Fig. 2. ... end of the trial, dairy cows in zero grazing systems inability to conserve feeds (silage or hay), at least during

http://www.pjbs.org/pjnonline/fin366.pdf

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Risk (Predisposing) Factors for Non-Infectious Claw Disorders ...

zero-grazing dairy units in Kenya. There is also sole bruising affecting the axial part of zone 5. 3.2.5 Underrun (double) soles Underrun sole involved separation of the horn of the sole into two distinct layers

http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/28684/InTech-Risk_predisposing_factors_for_non_infectious_claw_disorders_in_dairy_cows_under_varying_zero_grazing_systems.pdf

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Uganda Dairy: Policy brief

Dairy farming in Uganda: ... • Current policies and some development projects have promoted dairy intensification systems, such as zero grazing, in a variety of settings. However ... Institute (ILRI) in Kenya and the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS). CONTACTS Policy

http://www.ugandadairy.dk/files/042006UgandaDairyPolicyBrief1.pdf

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Agrodok 14 - Journey to Forever

Zero grazing series, vol. 2. Republic of Kenya. ... Zero grazing, Calf rearing. Dairy Development project. Republic of Kenya. Ministry of Livestock Development. Zero grazing, The fertility of the dairy cow. Dairy Development project.

http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/AD14.pdf

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Getting superior Napier grass to dairy farmers in East Africa ...

13 per cent of farmers were using Kakamega I for zero grazing systems in smut prone areas. The chance of head smut resistance breaking down in the new varieties is high, ... smallholder dairy farms in Kenya. By 2007, 13% of farmers were using Kakamega I for zero

http://www.eiard.org/media/uploads/File/Case%20studies/2013_SDC%20funded/ILRI%20-%20Getting%20superior%20Napier%20grass%20to%20dairy%20farmers%20in%20East%20Africa.pdf

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Feeding dairy cattle in East Africa - CGIAR

in the intensive system, dairy cattle are enclosed in zero-grazing units (see design of zero-grazing unit in appendix 8), where they are provided with all their requirements for feed and water. this method is mainly practised where grazing land is scarce. in Kenya it

http://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/16873/EADDDairyManual.pdf

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A DAIRY FARM - Food and Agriculture Organization

dairy farmers and among the top three in Kasarani division of ... the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPL&C) so as to enter into dairy farming. He secured a ... zero grazing unit but also his family homestead. Most of

http://www.fao.org/docs/eims/upload/226552/Kasarani.pdf

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Costs of milk production in Kenya - CGIAR

... smallholder Kenya dairy farmers will continue to do well under a variety ... J.M.A. 1992. Production costs of milk under zero grazing conditions. Kenya Farmer (June and September). World Bank. 2003. World Development Indicators database, April 2003. World Bank Databases. The World Bank ...

http://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/1923/Staal%20et%20al-2003-Costs%20of%20milk%20production.pdf?sequence=1

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3.2.7 Economic Impact of Smallholder Dairy Technology in ...

The Kampala zero grazing farm produced a positive net farm income. Both the Highland fenced and Kampala fenced farms had positive net farm incomes over the 10 year planning horizon.

http://cnrit.tamu.edu/IMPACT/section3_2_7.pdf

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HIGH YIELDING AND DISEASE RESISTANT ELEPHANT GRASS SUITABLE ...

practice semi or zero-grazing dairy management system. Scarcity of livestock feed is a great ... Kenya and nine accessions of Pennisetum and Pennisetum hybrids acquired from ICRISAT through ILRI Forage Network (AFRNET) were grown in a completely randomised block.

http://www.internationalgrasslands.org/files/igc/publications/2001/id0952.pdf

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Factors Influencing Adoption of Dairy Technologies in Coast ...

The Pearson correlation coefficient between household members doing dairy work and zero grazing was 0.216 and the p value was 0.036 therefore at p <0.05 was ... Correlation of factors influencing adoption of Zero grazing in Coast province, Kenya. Variable Total sample Pearson’s ...

http://www.ijbcnet.com/2-7/IJBC-13-2309.pdf

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EFFICIENCY OF RESOURCE USE IN DAIRY.ppt - Conferences

DAIRY FARMERS IN WESTERN KENYA ... zero grazing system where milk yield can be increased by ...

http://afma-k.org/docs/mose.pdf

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STRATEGIC AND VALUE CHAIN STUDY OF THE SMALLHOLDER DAIRY ...

3.4 Kenya Dairy Board ... Figure 4: Typical Semi Zero Grazing Units in the Area The distribution of cattle in the province is varied with Nyandarua district having the largest population as indicated in table 1 below.

http://www.kilimotrust.org/documents/project%20report/Strategic%20and%20value%20chain%20study%20of%20central%20Kenya%20dairy%20sector.pdf

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57. Milk regulation in Kenya - AgEcon Search

Kenya Dairy Board (KDB)as law enforces, 20% as law enforcers and educators while 40% had no knowledge of their mandate. ... farmers’ lack of knowledge and poor hygiene of zero grazing units was high with only 22.9% able to keep the units clean.

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/97077/2/57.%20Milk%20regulation%20in%20Kenya.pdf

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THE EFFECT OF IMPROVED NAPIER GRASS AND LEGUMES ON MILK ...

zero grazing systems in smallholder dairy farms (Nahius, 1991). The popularity of Napier grass is due to its high dry matter ... smallholder dairy farms in Kenya (Bogdan, 1977). Improving soil fertility can enhance productivity of Napier grass.

http://www.kari.org/fileadmin/publications/Legume_Project/Legume2Conf_2000/55.pdf

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FODDER FOR A BETTER FUTURE - World Agroforestry Centre

stall fed, or ‘zero-grazed’ – in wooden shelters beside their homes. ... dairy farmers in Kenya’s Central Province. FODDER FOR A BETTER FUTURE: How agroforestry is helping transform the lives of small-scale dairy farmers in East Africa. 7 1.

http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/PDFs/B16723.PDF

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KENYA DAIRY BOARD - Mars Group Kenya

ABOUT THE KENYA DAIRY BOARD Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958. ... Zero grazing Small scale open grazing Large scale open grazing ... goods that will be traded at Zero tariffs at the implementation of the custom union.

http://s3.marsgroupkenya.org/media/documents/2007/10/50757ca6486c42f4cd22e34e940c3554.pdf

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DAIRY GOAT PRODUCTION IN KENYA

SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DAIRY GOAT PRODUCTION IN KENYA A. Kinyanjui, A. Murage and D. Mbugua KARI-Naivasha, P.O. Box 25, ... decline necessitating rearing of livestock under zero-grazing. However, in Nyandarua and Kericho districts, the

http://empaeg.com/UserFiles/File24183.pdf

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Association of trypanosomosis risk with dairy cattle ...

Keywords: Dairy cattle, Kenya, production, trypanosomosis risk * Author to whom correspondence is to be addressed. E-mail: ... zero-grazing system. This system was used by 28% and 87% of farmers in the medium- and high-risk areas, respectively.

http://www.ojvr.org/index.php/ojvr/article/download/176/170

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HOUSING IN A ZERO GRAZING SYSTEM - RUAF Foundation

Zero-grazing is a good system for keeping dairy cattle in densely populated, high potential areas, where land per farm family is small. ... Kenya. The zero grazing housing system has various areas some of which are essential .

http://www.ruaf.org/sites/default/files/Zero%20Grazing%20Housing_1.pdf

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Challenges Improv Dairy - Home | Kenya Agricultural Research ...

semi-zero grazing while 19-33.2% extensive grazing and 11-24% zero grazing. The dairy production systems were based on exotic breeds (85%) ... daily weight on the smallholder dairy farmers in Kiambu District, Kenya. Koinange W. ...

http://www.kari.or.ke/fileadmin/publications/10thProceedings/Poster/Challenges_Improv_Dairy.pdf

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By , E.S. Ariga , A.M. Okeyo , M.M. Waithaka and A.M.

3.6.1 The zero grazing system ... Currently the population of dairy cattle in Kenya is 12 million head. Assuming that 60% of these are cows and heifers of breeding ages and that 10% of these need to be inseminated monthly,

http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/ag_transformation/atw_oluoch.pdf

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Section 2: Assessment of the Impact of Technology on ...

of dairying in Kenya. Dairy breeds have been introduced and used as cross or pure breeds, and improved ... Dairy Breeds - Zero-Grazing: Grazing by pure dairy breeds where animals are stall fed their entire diet from both forages and concentrates.

http://cnrit.tamu.edu/IMPACT/section2all.pdf

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EVALUATION OF THE CONSTRAINTS TO PROFITABLE SMALL-HOLDER ...

ABSTRACT The Kenya dairy sub-sector has been undergoing developments since the 1980s, these has been in the areas of adoption of intensive dairy farming especially zero grazing.

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/117713/2/dennis%20Kinambuga%20Thesis.pdf

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LEISA 12 Optimising climate-soil- pasture-cattle interactions ...

18 Adaptation of the zero grazing concept by Luo farmers in Kenya Nelson A.R. Mango In 1979, the National Dairy Development Project of Kenya introduced a dairy farm concept based on zero grazing, with animals kept in stalls and a cut and carry fodder system.

http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/livestock-which-way/dear-readers-contents/at_download/article_pdf

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The Uptake of Fodder Shrubs among Smallholders in East Africa

... including some two million in Kenya alone (SDP 2006). Zero-grazing systems are the most common smallholder dairy ... The main feed source for dairy cows in Kenya is napier grass, supplemented during the dry season with crop residues, such as maize and bean

http://worldagroforestry.org/sites/default/files/Thailand%20paper%20formatted.pdf

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Dairy Goats and Food Security in a CHANGING CLIMATE

Smallholder dairy goat farming in Kenya is increasingly being promoted by development organisations as it is perceived as ... If kept in a zero grazing system, dairy goats, especially for the milking females, need to be supplied with an adapted diet.

http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/east-africa/desertification/dairy-goats-and-food-security-in-a-changing-climate/at_download/article_pdf

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Jersey Cattle Breeders Society of Kenya cont.

Jersey Cattle Breeders Society of Kenya cont ... The Jersey Cattle Society of Kenya was founded in 1936 and has been serving small-holder dairy farmers ever since. The Society's current Chairman is Julius Mutea, who keeps a small herd of Jerseys on his zero-grazing unit near Ngong. Our most ...

http://www.kenyalivestockshow.org/pdf/2009/JCBS%202.pdf

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Suspected sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever in a ...

in a zero-grazed dairy herd in Kenya. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 67:43-47 ... (1 B4 months old) in a zero-grazing unit 2-3 weeks after an introduction of an apparently healthy alien sheep into the calf pen.

http://www.dspace.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/19080/5mulei2000.pdf?sequence=1

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Mastitogenic bacteria isolated from dairy cows in Kenya and ...

Mastitogenic bacteria isolated from dairy cows in Kenya and their antimicrobial sensitivity Authors: George K. Gitau1 Royford M. Bundi1 John Vanleeuwen2 ... number of dairy farms using both zero-grazing and pasture-grazing in Nakuru District. In Nakuru, ...

http://www.jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/viewFile/950/1336

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Impacts of Intensive Dairy Production on Smallholder Farm ...

to cope with the demands of a zero grazing-based dairy unit. Counterbal- ancing these demands, however, dairying does offer women an alternative ... Farm Women in Kenya 247 grazing. Each respondent was interviewed regarding her physical and fi-

http://www.jstor.org/stable/4603196

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PROJECT PROPOSAL - The Beech Foundation

Education in Kenya has been affected by poverty where many children do ... 2. Cattle rearing (zero grazing) 3. Poultry keeping ... keeping of dairy cattle, which in turn will contribute towards sustaining the home. 18.

http://www.thebeechfoundation.org/tumainiproposal.pdf

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Development and on-farm evaluation of agroforestry livestock ...

zero grazing [4] Dairy cattle [5] fodder [6] feeding systems [7] CATEGORY:€ Crop production [8] Livestock production [9] COUNTRIES:€ Kenya DESCRIPTION: ...

http://teca.fao.org/printpdf/technology/development-and-farm-evaluation-agroforestry-livestock-feeding-systems-east-africa

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WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR ZAMBIA’S BEEF AND DAIRY INDUSTRIES ...

per hectare of grazing land and Kenya more than four times as many. ... zero-grazing of commercial farmers). PAGE 2 ... and dairy products, there is a good opportunity to expand Zambia’s beef and dairy industries, which

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTZAMBIA/Resources/beef-and-dairy-summary-notes(online-copy).pdf

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Dear farmers, - infonet-biovision

The newspaper for sustainable agriculture in Kenya Nr. 17 Sept/Oct 2006 Dear farmers, In Kenya, many cabbage and sukuma wiki ... Feeding and housing a dairy cow The Organic Farmer All over the country, ... that landless zero grazing is not allowed. • The farmer should ensure sufficient fresh ...

http://www.infonet-biovision.org/res/res/files/1623.TOF%20sept%202006.pdf

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Dairy production practices among smallholder dairy farmers in ...

sizes, most farmers raised animals under zero-grazing and semi-zero-grazing systems. Thus the only way to improve the dairy industry in the area is by in- ... S.J., 1999. The Kenya dairy sub sector: a rapid appraisal, (Smallholder Dairy (Research & Development) Project Report, ILRI, Nairobi).

http://www.aseanfood.info/Articles/11019587.pdf

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Conference Paper No.16 Successes in African Agriculture: The ...

Under the Act, the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) was instituted as the state agent in regulating the industry. ... Annex 2: Dairy Production for Kiambu Zero Grazing System Average milking herd per dairy household= 1.47 Annual average milk production per dairy household=3652 litres.

http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/p16dairy.pdf

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Day 3 Field Trip: Kijabe Landscape Briefing Note

Dairy production, mostly zero grazing, is practiced due to the small land holding ... Kenya Dairy Goats association Promotion of dairy goat farming, training and breeding Kenya Network for Dissemination of Agricultural technology (KENDAT)

http://landscapes.ecoagriculture.org/documents/files/kijabe.pdf

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Who We Are Location - Moiben Dairy Farm

a zero, and semi-zero grazing model. Several years later, MDF has become a model farm and one of the leading dairy farms in Kenya, ... the best dairy herds in Kenya, having purchased over 50 cows and heifers from Delamere Estates Ltd (DEL) in 2011, when DEL wound up its dairy

http://moibendairies.co.ke/images/mdf.pdf

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Can Biogas From Cow Dung Save Our Forests?

With the rising fuel costs, farmers in Kenya have come up with ways of generating power locally ... Having constructed a zero-grazing unit where his dairy herd is permanently housed, the farmer is able to collect dung and urine used in the biogas production.

http://www.kenyaforestservice.org/index.php?view=article&catid=223%3Ahict&id=196%3Acan-biogas-from-cow-dung-save-our-forests&format=pdf&option=com_content&Itemid=98

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