Thursday, July 21, 2011
Small stock proves lucrative venture for small holders
Five years ago, the probability of finding domesticated quails in central Kenya was virtually nil.
For years, the residents believed that the mid-sized birds, which are part of the pheasant family could not be tamed. They even coined a local saying expressing just how improbable it would prove to pull off such a feat.
But not any more. According to the latest Annual Livestock Production (ALP) report, farmers in the province have been breaking new ground in the rearing of animals that have long been traditionally shunned. Read full story