Are you passionate on breeding of dairy cattle, do you want to increase your milk production, reduce cost, value add your milk products or even make your own dairy feed? Come learn from one of the most profitable dairy farm in Kenya that started with a single heifer to now milking more than 400litres.
Pokea Dairy Farm has in the recent past put Kenya on the global dairy map as it has won the prestigious Golden Award for Commercial Prestige in Madrid, Spain in 2014. The farm received overwhelming support from 112 countries and 7,000 companies in the dairy industry across the globe.
The enterprising farmer – Mr. James Ndungu – has 58 cows, 30 of which are pedigree and from the current 10 lactating stock, he gets an average of 400 litres of milk each day.
His cows produce about 40 litres a day each, a feat that many farmers dream of. But there is one which offers up to 55 litres.
“Every time dairy farmers ask me the secret of success, my answer is very simple: The choice of high quality semen is the first step to running a profitable dairy enterprise because you are assured of a top breed with minimal disease concerns,” Ndung’u, who started the business in 1979 with one cow after investing Sh50,000 loan from Agricultural Finance Corporation, says.
He sells heifers at between Sh150,000 and Sh250,000 while pedigree cows go for between Sh300,000 and Sh600,000. His clients range from the small farmer to who-is-who in Kenya.
“I import Friesian Holstein sexed semen from Germany to serve my cows, which guarantees me the calves born are all female,” says Ndung’u, who also sells semen to farmers at between Sh500 and Sh9,600.
CHARGES PER HEAD
- 3,000/= Inclusive of transport to and from Nairobi, training, writing materials and meals
- 2,300/= Transport provided to and from Nakuru
- 2,000/= Self drive
Payable to Farmers Trend mpesa till number 201677
For more details, contact John Kiruthi on 0790-509684
Organised by Farm Expose, Farmers Trend and Oxfarm Organic.