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04 May 2022
View news from Kenya Genetic finding could help beat fatal African cattle infection
A section of DNA found to protect native African cattle against East Coast fever could safeguard breeds introduced to the region....
27 August 2021
View news from Kenya Moving milk in East Africa
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27 July 2021
View news from Kenya Milking opportunity in the foothills of Mount Kenya
When Simon and Sylvia Kiruja started their farm three years ago, they never imagined it would get so big they would need a bigger plot....
11 September 2020
View news from Kenya New study highlights the struggles facing Kenyan farmers
A new study from 60 Decibels, a tech-enabled impact measurement company, shows an economic crunch for Kenya's farmers....
27 June 2020
View news from Kenya "They know the importance of the soil”
"Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming...
02 March 2020
View news from Kenya Dairy Board to launch revised milk laws; processors step up milk tests to cut antibiotic residues
KENYA - Exactly one year after the controversial draft dairy regulations were rejected by milk producers, the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) will undertake a fresh public participation across the country to convince producers to support the new rules....
05 February 2020
View news from Kenya Brookside Increases Producer Prices of Milk to Sh35
KENYA - Milk processor Brookside Dairy has increased the price of milk per kilo paid to farmers by Sh7 in what is expected to spark a pricing war among processors....
15 January 2020
View news from Kenya Dairy Farmers Back Imports Directive
KENYA - Stakeholders in the dairy sector now want authorities to move with speed and implement President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives on milk imports that have disadvantaged producers....
27 December 2019
View news from Kenya Dairy Processors Milking Farmers Dry
KENYA - Ten years ago, for every litre that a farmer sold to milk processors, they were paid Sh28....
17 December 2019
View news from Kenya New Livestock Regulations to Boost Trade on Global Stage
KENYA - The new livestock regulations being formulated have been lauded as crucial to opening Kenya to the international market....
10 December 2019
View news from Kenya Dairy Farmers Protest Another Sharp Drop in Raw Milk Prices
KENYA - Leading milk processors are currently buying raw milk for Sh17 a litre, down from Sh30 two months ago....
09 December 2019
View news from Kenya MPs Demand Ban on Dairy Imports
KENYA - A parliamentary committee wants the government to stop importation of milk, saying cheap imports are killing the local industry....
21 November 2019
View news from Kenya Murang'a Farmers Milking Profits as Others Decry Falling Milk Prices
KENYA - Even as dairy farmers across the country decry the decreased milk prices, Murang'a farmers are smiling all the way to the banks thanks to the milk policy and initiatives by the devolved unit which stabilized milk prices at Sh35....
18 July 2019
View news from Kenya Kenya's Demand for Cattle, Poultry Products to Rise
KENYA - Demand for beef, dairy and poultry products will rise by 90 percent in 30 years as the population increases, a report has shown. ...
14 May 2019
View news from Kenya Rising Meat Appetite Pushes Livestock Turnover to Sh146bn
KENYA - Kenyans’ growing appetite for meat and dairy products saw the livestock sector turnover hit Sh146 billion in 2018 from Sh135.6 billion, supported by private and county government value chains....
29 April 2019
View news from Kenya Dairy Rules Put on Hold Pending Talks
KENYA - The dairy draft regulations will undergo a review after Kenya Dairy Board offered to open fresh talks with farmers....
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....
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