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16 April 2019
View news from Kenya Dairy Farmers Visit Kenya to Benchmark Best Farming Practices
KENYA - Farmers contracted to supply milk to Fresh Dairy have benefitted from a benchmarking visit to Kenya where they learned ways of growing milk production through investing in animal feed preparation and conservation....
15 April 2019
View news from Kenya Drought Pushes Dairy Processors to Milk Kenyans Dry
KENYA - Processors have reduced the prices of raw milk despite a high demand for the commodity, which is in short supply because of the prolonged drought, leaving farmers angry and analysts puzzled....
05 December 2018
View news from Kenya Herders Advised to Ditch Traditional Cattle for Grade Cows
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged livestock farmers in Narok to shift to keeping grade cows to maximize their profits....
19 April 2018
View news from Kenya Kakamega Banks on Sh240m New 'Smart Dairy' Initiative
KENYA - The Kakamega county government has embarked on a Sh240 million Smart Dairy farms initiative. ...
06 March 2018
View news from Kenya Milk Prices to Remain Unchanged, Dairy Board Assures
KENYA - The Kenya Dairy Board has sought to assure consumers milk prices will not change despite low production....
12 January 2018
View news from Kenya New Milk Plant in Makueni to Provide Market for Dairy Farmers
KENYA - Kikima Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society has commissioned a dairy plant in Makueni County with a capacity to process and back 300 litres and 6,600 litres in a day....
07 July 2017
View news from Kenya Dairy Cows Die After Eating Poisoned Grass
KENYA - Six cows belonging to a Marakwet West farmer died after eating grass sprayed with pesticides....
04 July 2017
View news from Kenya Govt Committed to Help Farmers Improve Quality of Beef, Dairy
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Government is committed to help farmers improve the quality of beef and dairy produce....
09 June 2017
View news from Kenya Kenyan Dairy Farmers Told Not to Rely on Rains for Livestock Feeds
KENYA - Small holder farmers are yet to fully adopt feeding practices that are less reliant on rain, the Kenya Dairy Board has said....
03 May 2017
View news from Kenya Raw Deal for Dairy Farmers Despite Hike in Milk Price
KENYA - Dairy farmers are worried as the prices of processed milk more than doubled in most outlets across the country, yet they are not reaping the windfall....
02 May 2017
View news from Kenya Agency Distributes Animal Feed to Save Livestock
KENYA - The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has distributed animal feed worth Sh4 million to assist pastoralists who have migrated to Mt Kenya region due to the ongoing drought....
21 March 2017
View news from Kenya DP Tells Farmers About Benefits of Dairy Farming
KENYA - Deputy President William Ruto has urged farmers to venture into dairy farming to make the country self sufficient in milk production....
09 March 2017
View news from Kenya Boost for Dairy Farmers as KCC to Pay Sh500m Debt
KENYA - At least 100,000 farmers owed millions of shillings by the Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) dating back decades ago will be paid by end month....
07 March 2017
View news from Kenya Kenya to Spend Over US$2.15M for Livestock Payouts Over Drought
KENYA - The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it will spend US$2.15 million for cash payouts to support pastoralists to purchase fodder and animal feed for their stock until the end of the severe drought....
27 February 2017
View news from Kenya Dairy Farmers to Benefit from Solar-powered Coolers
KENYA - Small dairy farms, which form the bulk of milk producers, are suffering from low production as a result of lack of cooling systems and animal feeds....
09 February 2017
View news from Kenya Kenyan Farmers Urged to Shield Livestock from Drought Via Feed Conservation
KENYA - A Kenyan scientist on Wednesday called for a need for livestock farmers to practice feed conservation to cushion their animals from famine during prolonged periods of drought....
View news from Kenya Kisumu County to Build Dairy Farm to Boost Milk Production
KENYA - An Israeli Company is seeking permission from the Kisumu County government to establish a dairy farm in a move meant to boost milk production and lower commodity costs for residents....
03 January 2017
View news from Kenya Kenyan and Dutch Dairy Firms Partner Up
KENYA - DOB Equity, a Dutch private equity fund, is investing in Countryside Dairy Ltd, a Nyahururu-based dairy-processing firm....
16 December 2016
View news from Kenya Dispute Threatens Privatisation of Kenyan Dairy Firm
KENYA - Kenya has stopped the planned sale of the state-run milk processing firm New Kenya Cooperative Creameries Ltd, following an ownership dispute with dairy farmers....
08 December 2016
View news from Kenya Report Shows Murang'a County's Loss Due to Dairy Plan
KENYA - An Auditor-General’s report has revealed inflated purchases, questionable spending and huge disparities in financial statements in Murang'a County....
25 March 2015
View news from Kenya Lesser Parasites Could Hold Fever Vaccine Answer
AFRICA – East Coast Fever is far less deadly to calves if the host becomes simultaneously infected with a much less potent tick-borne infection....
14 October 2014
View news from Kenya Baboons Provide Disease Solution For African Farmers
AFRICA – A major cattle disease limiting agricultural production across Africa is seeing geneticists use Baboon genetics to breed for resistance in livestock....
04 June 2014
View news from Kenya Kenya seeks India Assistance on Dairy Business
KENYA - In a view to implement dairy success in their country, Kenya Dairy Farmer Foundation (KDFF) and East Africa Dairy Development Project of Heifer International has sought assistance from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Gujarat based...
28 August 2013
View news from Kenya Building Resilient Food Systems, Adaptation to Climate Change
KENYA - Ecosystem-based adaptation approaches should be mainstreamed and up-scaled to build resilient food systems and adapt to climate change in Africa. This was the declaration made by participants to the 1st Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference...
06 March 2013
View news from Kenya Cell Phones Revolutionizing Kenya’s Livestock Sector
KENYA - Farmers and veterinarians across Africa are increasingly using cell phones to issue alerts quickly about possible animal disease outbreaks at a very early stage and to track wide-scale vaccination campaigns....
27 April 2012
View news from Kenya Kenya's Milk Production on the Rise
KENYA - President Mwai Kibaki has commended dairy farmers in the country for increased milk production rising from two billion litres in 2002 to about five billion litres last year. ...
11 April 2012
View news from Kenya Kenya Uses GPS to Tackle War Against Cattle Theft
KENYA - A new system of tracking stolen livestock in regions prone to rustling will be launched this year....
06 December 2011
View news from Kenya Dairy Cooperative On Verge Of Collapse
KENYA - The Limuru Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society is on the verge of collapse because of heightened competition in milk processing and a sharp increase in middlemen, who take over 60 per cent of the firm's daily milk supply....
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