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THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES/ASSETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FARM TO FACILITATE THE FARM ACTIVITIES


From: 31st December 2009
To: 30th December 2016

Description

a. Animal species are kept at the vet. Farm are listed below (as of 9th Jan. 2013)

Species

Population

Poultry

1189

Cattle

221

Pigs                     

109

Sheep

77

 

These animals are reared under best management practices and are used to teach students in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine animal production and clinical subjects of medicine, surgery and Theriogenology. Students of the Faculty of Agriculture are also taught animal production using these animals at the farm. 

  1. Farm structures and equipment

Various farm structures are available at the farm. They are used to rear the animals and also teach students of the Faculties of Veterinary medicine, Agriculture as well as Engineering. Among these are

  1. A milking parlour
  2. Poultry houses and pig pens
  3. Two tower silos
  4. Paddocks
  5. Crushes
  6. Spray race
  7. Tractors, baler, ploughs, forage harvesters etc.
  1. Forage fields

Various forage fields are at the farm for feeding animals, teaching and income generation. These include fields of hay, maize for making silage, napier grass and desmodium. These fields are also used for demonstration to farmers during open days.

  1. Environmental conservation

This is one of the main activities at the farm. In this endeavour, the farm is involved in biannual tree planting during the long and short rainy seasons. In the year 2012, over 25,000 indigenous tree seedlings were planted at the farm.

  1. Other farm activities

The other main farm activities include

1. participation in agricultural shows and exhibitions as well as holding ASK ploughing competitions. In the 2012 ASK show

   2. Student attachment

The Vet. Farm also accommodates students from the faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture to be attached in order for them to gain practical experience in production and health management of food animals (farm practice).

 

   3. Staff   at the Vet. Farm Kanyariri

Operations at the Vet farm are run by a group of highly qualified and experienced staff.

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