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How my farm became one of the most successful dairy farms in Kenya

Most successful dairy farms in Kenya: Just before the Meru-Isiolo junction is a perimeter fence with iron sheets painted green and written in bold, “Gakurine Farm, Vision 2030 Compliant”. It is one of the most successful dairy farms in...

How ex-matatu driver makes Sh. 800,000 monthly from his dairy farm

Dairy Farms in Kenya: This feature was first published by the Saturday Nation: Gita Farm hosts 74 dairy cows. This dairy farm is owned by Evans Gitau, who is a former tout and matatu driver. A majority of the...

I started dairy farming with Sh. 10,000, now I own a multi-million dairy farm

Dairy Farm Kenya: With only Sh. 10,000 and eager to venture into dairy farming, life looked rather bleak for Peter Njoroge. That was in 1992. But the inadequate capital to establish a dairy enterprise did not deter the 57-year-old from...

How my cows produce 50 litres of milk each, heifers cost Sh. 600,000

There are certain dairy farms in Kenya that are doing extremely well. In these dairy farms, cows retail close to Ksh. 1 million with milk production of more than 50 litres per cow. Well, one of these farms is...

Know this before you buy that Friesian or Holsteins dairy cow

Friesian Cows in Kenya:The friesian dairy cows are highly popular in Kenya. But before you buy one, you need to know the following information: BY OTHIENO JOSEPH / THE STANDARD: Ask any farmer which is their preferred dairy breed and...

How my dairy farm produces 4,300 litres of milk per day

Dairy farmers in Kenya: By The Standard: After quitting teaching, a job he had done for six years, George Ngugi Karungo started rearing cows as a hobby. Today, he owns a dairy empire. He started with a stock of 40...

Raw milk prices sink to Sh. 25 as processors sell at Sh. 110 to consumers

Milk prices in Kenya: Dairy farmers in Kenya are suffering as milk processors mint millions from the sale of milk. In the latest blow on farmers, processors have now reduced the price of raw milk to Sh. 25 per litre....

How my four dairy cows give me Sh. 135,000 per month

Best Dairy Farmers in Kenya: BY FARMERS TV: When Gilbert Ngetich bought his first Friesian cow in 2009, little did he know that 10 years later, he would be feted for his outstanding performance in a field he had...

See how my dairy farm makes Sh. 160,000 per month

Dairy farming in Meru Kenya: SEEDS OF GOLD/ KENNEDY KIMANTHI: David Mukindia’s dairy farm is situated in Muriatine village, Meru. He keeps 13 animals (four of them calves), 11 which are Friesians and two Ayrshires, all under zero-grazing on his one...

My simple zero grazing structure makes Sh. 50,000 monthly

Zero Grazing Structure: Jacklin Iyanji / The Standard: As door to the cattle shed opens, Baha and Obama, the cows, mow loudly after seeing their three-months-old calves outside. The dairy farmer, Martin Aswani who hails from Mwinaya village in Butere...
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