A WEIRED WORLD IN FARMING : You probably havent heard of it until now...

Chances are you've never heard of the spider goat, which is exactly why this genetically engineered animal has made it to the top . The spider goat is purely a creation of science. Outwardly it's no different from your typical...

What to look for before buying a goat

The goat from the top.Body shapeA dairy goat should have a triangular shape. This ensures that there is enough room for feed in the rumen, even when the doe is pregnant with multiple kids. Body conditionFeel along her spine and...

armyworms attacking Africa’s crops

Scientists warn that parts of southern Africa already hit by record droughts now face another potential food crisis because the invasion of a crop-eating pest, known as the "fall armyworm". Global experts are meeting in the Zimbabwean capital Harare to...

zimbabwe: what happened to groundnuts market being a cashcow

Groundnut has traditionally been a famous cash cow in Zimbabwe. Many Cabinet ministers, captains of industry, academics and bankers can testify to have gone to school because their parents were able to raise school fees through groundnut production and...

Do you know that Agriculture business ideas are the most lucrative businesses in the...

 What are the best agriculture business ideas for villages? What are the best agro-allied business ideas  or opportunities for big towns and mega cities? Which business can one also start in the agriculture industry and succeed? This article will...

Over 1 billion people across the world rely on fish

Over 1 billion people across the world rely on fish as their main source of protein, mostly in developing countries. In America, fish consumption is rapidly increasing with the growing awareness of its health benefits.Due to overfishing, over 70% of the world’s fish are...

The worm problem-guide to care for your cows this rainy season

Worms present a significant production threat to grazing cattle with infection costing the industry millions of pounds a year.  The main worms affecting cattle are stomach, gut worms and lungworms commonly termed roundworms (nematodes)and  tapeworms (cestodes).  Liver fluke (trematodes)...

how to prepare yourself as a farmer , and what to do when floods...

Floods can impact animal health as well as human health. Make plans for your livestock and horses in the event you will need to evacuate your farm.Before a FloodsMaintain an inventory.□ Keep a current list of all animals on...
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A completely automated Farm – technology – relax and harvest only

Having zero green thumbs, I get a little excited each time I hear about a technological advancement in farming that could help people like me successfully grow our own food. A few years back, we reported on the open-source...

Managing Floods – farm preparation and clean up

Floods can be devastating for farmers. They can also present a health risk for people and animals. Preparing your farm for flood may help to reduce some of the damage.Make sure you have a flood plan:Have 1-2 weeks of...