- Do you have a real interest or passion for farming?
- Are you willing to invest in the skills and other resources necessary to succeed in farming?
- Can farming earn you a good income?
- Can farming enable you to meaningfully impact other people’s lives?
- • Income: Agriculture is the foundation of Kenya’s economy. The agricultural sector’s direct and indirect contribution to the Kenyan economy stands at 53 percent. In short, farming is big business in Kenya. And, judging by the willingness of local and international lenders to finance agribusinesses, it evident that farming in Kenya can be highly profitable.
- • Impact: In addition to earning income for the Kenyan economy, livestock farming literally feeds the country and the East African region at large. Our growing population needs nourishment, and FAO projects that by 2050, the livestock sector in Kenya will supply the population with an additional 7.8 million tonnes of meat and dairy products.
First, seek expert advisory services to help you scale your productivity. Experienced veterinary professionals can provide extension services that transition your farm from a resource-, labor-, input-, and time-intensive practice to a planning, management, and production system that is not only highly efficient but also sustainable.
Second, partner with organizations that give you access to the financial services you need to grow sustainably. Lastly, use agricultural intelligence and data analytics tools—such as precision agriculture tools and remote sensing and mapping technologies—to come up with data-driven strategies that give you an edge over other mid-sized to large-scale livestock farmers.
- Poor storage facilities for dairy products
- Poor access roads to dairy farms
- Delayed payments to dairy farmers
- High cost of feeds and supplements
- High incidence of disease
- Lack of access to high-quality veterinary services
- Giving dairy farmers direct access to suppliers to eliminate the need for brokers
- Providing effective prevention and treatment services
- Offering our services online to make them easily accessible
Like their human owners, pets need regular health checkups to make sure they stay healthy. The question of how often depends on the pet’s age. Puppies and kittens need to be vaccinated every three or so weeks until they are sixteen weeks old. Dogs receive vaccination for rabies, influenza and so on, whereas cats undergo tests for diseases such as feline immunodeficiency virus and leukemia.
Adult dogs (ages 1 to 7–10) need annual checkups that include head-to-tail physical exams and blood tests. They receive a rabies booster vaccine on the first annual checkup and then after every three years. Lamwa Vetcare recommends taking senior dogs (older than 7–10 years) for checkups every six months for physical exams and other tests. Closely monitoring your pet’s health ensures it lives a long, happy life because it lets you effectively prevent, detect, and treat pet health issues.