22 November 2012

Kenya: Farmers Urged to Up Milk Yield

DAIRY farmers in the North Rift have been urged to adopt new methods of livestock keeping to increase milk production.

The region milk production is estimated to be 400m litres per year which is below the dairy experts' target. Chairman of Great Rift Valley Breeders Christopher Chirchir said there are 1.2 million dairy cows in the region with milk production of 3kg per day per cow.

He added that members have organised a livestock breeders show to eduacte the farmers on how to increase milk production through various farming technologies.

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