Unlike dogs and other domesticated animals, cats will always have a natural wild side. Just because they spend hours lounging beside a sunny window does not mean that cats won’t go after your feathered animals. Hunting is their primary purpose, therefore, cats may well be attracted to the lively frolics that a flock of chickens… Read More How To Protect Your Chickens From Cats
Poultry farming is one of the most common farming practices in Zambia. However, your poultry is susceptible to abnormal conditions that cause some of the common chicken diseases that interfere with productivity. Such conditions are caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria or environmental stress. It is essential to combat diseases once you spot them to regain… Read More 5 Common Chicken Diseases and How to Prevent Them
It happens naturally right? The Rooster sees the hen and it just happens all the time? Well, Yes! But not all the time. Roosters lose interest in mating with same hen repeatedly. Also, hens get bored with mating the same rooster. So, how do you keep chicken copulation going? How do you ensure that your flock… Read More How To Get Your Chickens To Mate
Let’s start with some numbers. On average most Zambian farmers harvest between 2-tons to 4-tons of soya beans per hectare. ie 2000kg to 4000kg per hectare. The total production cost per hectare is approximately K4000 to K6000. Therefore, if a 50kg bag is selling for about k350 – k600 and if you had a 2-ton… Read More Growing Soya Beans in Zambia
Can you grow a cabbage in a bag? Yes, you can! Growing cabbages in bags is easy, as long as you don’t crowd them. It’s actually a good idea to grow them in bags if you’re short on space, have poor soil, or just don’t want to plant them in the ground.
It takes a bit of extra effort and time to grow reasonably-sized cabbages. However, growing big cabbages can take some serious focus. If you want to learn how to grow bigger cabbage heads, there are a few rules that you have to follow. Here are 10 tips for growing big cabbages:
Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops throughout the year, or from one year to the next, in order to improve soil fertility, control pests, and a variety of other benefits. Most small-scale Zambian farmers are seasonal farmers, therefore, do not practice crop rotation. They use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides.
Swollen abdomen in chickens is a common problem most poultry farmers face. But that’s not all. Apart from death, other chicken abnominal conditions can lead losses. You could end up having fewer eggs and less meat to eat and sell while spending more on food and medication.
I’ve been buying chickens from one supplier for a couple of years now and I can proudly say I’m one of their best clients. However, I’ve noticed that my supplier is starting to slack. My chickens are not properly dressed most times or they are extremely small. This has made me consider changing suppliers but… Read More Two ways to build your reputation so your clients can keep coming back
You wake up at the crack of dawn to work on your farm, the fall of dusk, every day. The weather also has its own plans and seems to be against you. Sometimes you feel like your buyers have made you their prisoner, and you’re working for nothing. Well, you’re not alone! Even though most… Read More 50 Tips for Successful Farming