29 November 2012

Kenya: Mara West Sh10 Million Cows Project

EWASO Nyiro South Development Authority has launched a Sh10 million artificial insemination project in Trans Mara West. Board of directors chairman Nick Leshan said the project will transform the living standard of the locals.

Speaking during the launch at Enkorienito yesterday, Leshan said the project will help local farmers upgrade their indigenous breeds into high yielding sires.

"It will give farmers access to high quality animals due to semen from proven local and international sires," he said. Leshan added that the new scheme will ensure there is no in-breeding witnessed among the indigenous cattle.

A local Naitipa ole Olaigwenani praised the project saying it will relieve them of the burden of cattle rustling because the body frame of the dairy cattle does not encourage long distance movement.

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