Sunday, 17 November 2013

Earn a Million in 10 months from dairy farming in Kenya

According to Food and Agriculture Organization records, at the farm level dairy activities are estimated to generate, for every 1 000 litres of milk produced daily, about 23 full-time jobs for the self-employed, 50 permanent full-time jobs for employees, and three full-time casual labour jobs,making a total of 77 direct farm jobs per 1 000 litres of daily production, or a total of about 841 000 full-time jobs (585 000 for full-time hired workers and 256 000 for self-employed/farm owners). In the processing sector, 13 jobs are generated for every 1 000 litres of milk handled, or a total of about 15 000 jobs. The informal sector accounts for about 70 percent of the jobs in dairy marketing and processing, generating 18 employment opportunities for every1 000 litres of milk handled, or a total of 40 000 jobs.


70 litre pasteurizer for sale at Ksh 105,000 only instead of 135,000. In perfect working condition.This equipment is a requirement for for pasteurizing milk for yogurt and mala processing, milk ATMs and commercial fruit juice processing.

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Value addition of milk is fundamental to the maximization of income from the dairy agribusiness. On-farm value addition of milk also help farmers to realize full benefits from their dairy investment.Contact-Email if interested. Serious buyers only.

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Dairy Farming e-Manual contents
we sell a detailed Dairy Farming e-manual for payment details . The contents include:

1.      Why dairy farming is popular in Kenya
2.      Income and returns of  dairy enterprise
3.      Investment of dairy enterprise
4.      Selection of Breeds of Dairy cows for different climates
5.      Milk yield potential of different dairy breeds
6.      Construction of a Zero grazing unit and materials estimation
7.      Good dairy cow feeding requirements and nutrition
8.      Effect of feeding concentrates on milk production
9.      Hydroponics fodder production
10.  How to make your own high quality animal feeds
11.  Schedule for feeding calves
12.  Signs of Heat and breeding
13.  Pest and disease control
14.  Silage making
15.  Hay making
16.  Yoghurt manufacture
17.  How to grow common animal fodder crops
18.  Farm Records and accounts and much more
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Dairy industry in Kenya is vibrant and it’s rated the best in Africa.You can earn a Million in 10 months from 3 Dairy Cows. High yielding breeds used for dairy agribusiness in Kenya yields between 30-50litres milk per day with the correct management. The average milk yield from one cow producing  30litres per day on average is approximately 9000 Litres in one lactation period of 305 days. 

Sold at farm gate price of Ksh 40 per litre, it gives a gross income of Ksh 3cows×30 litres/cow/day×305days× ksh40=1,098,000 from 3 cow 10months. Success of Dairy farming largely depends on the farmers’ ability to select the correct breeds of dairy animals for their various agro-ecological zones, good feeding and overall good management.

Dairy farming in Kenya is practiced both in the highlands and lowlands areas. Small scale farmers are major stakeholders in Dairy farming in Kenya accounting for 80% production. Large scale farmers accounts for 20% of production. Dairy farms, milk processing plants and dairy related industries like animal feeds, agro-vets and dairy equipments stores offers employment opportunities to many Kenyans. Dairy products are rich in nutrients especially protein, calcium, phosphorus, fats and vitamins which contribute greatly to food and nutrition security and achievement of sustainable development goals.

The main breeds selected for dairy farming in Kenya include Friesian, Ayshire, Guernsey, Jersey and their crossbreeds.Friesian cows are large bodied weighing 500-550kgs with black and white coat.Milk potential is 40-50 Litres milk/day.They’re preferred for dairy farming in Kenya highlands. 

They are heavy feeders eating 90-110 kg fresh forage per day or 3 gunny bags. Plenty of clean water about 60 Litres/day should be provided. As a disadvantage, they are heavy feeders Susceptible to diseases, milk fever and  high temperatures.Ayshire breed is a large animal with average live-weight of 450kg.Average milk potential is 30 Litres /day. It has a brown coat with white patches in almost equal amounts. Amount of feeds required is about 90-110 kg fresh forage per day or 3 gunny bags. Plenty of clean water about 60 Litres/day should be provided. The animal is hardy and adaptable most climates, making it suitable for dairy farming in Kenya.

Fleckvieh which came from south Africa produces milk steadily for 305 days without any decline. This is a big advantage compared to other dairy breeds.The breed has been known to produce up to 10,000 litres of milk per lactation. Fleckvieh has a more efficient feed conversion rate compared to other dairy cattle. 

kept under good management, Fleck-vieh dairy cows have been proved to produce between 25-30 litres of milk per day on first calving. On second calving, it produces 30-35 litres, increasing this to between 30-40 litres after the third calving. The breed resists most of the common cow diseases in addition to being good for beef production as the animal is large insize.

Guernsey breed is yellow to reddish-brown with white patches, adaptable to all climates and management systems with milk yield potential of 30Lt/day. Amount of feed required is 65-85Kg fresh forage per day or 2 gunny bags and  40 litres of water per day.Jerseys are typically light brown in colour, though the colour can range from almost grey to dull black.Average milk production is 20 litres per day. A true Jersey always has a black nose bordered by almost white muzzle. 60% of success of dairy farming in Kenya is depends on type of feeds and feeding management.

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  1. Agribusiness plans preparation
  2. Agribusiness information e-manuals

An Agribusiness Plan is the road-map to success in any farming business. An Agribusiness Plan preparation is therefore crucial for success of any farming business. This is the document which will support your agribusiness to grow, seek funding from financial institutions and/or donors, and monitor performance over a period of time for continuous improvement. Agribusiness plan is a management tool which will help you to avoid expensive mistakes in your farming business. FAILURE TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL. MAKE SURE YOU PREPARE AN AGRIBUSINESS PLAN BEFORE STARTING YOUR FARMING BUSINESS.The second important milestone is to get the right technical information.
a)       Watermelon farming e-manual 
c)       Passion fruit farming e-manual
d)      Strawberry farming e-manual
g)      Tomatoes farming e-manual
h)      Capsicum farming e-manual
i)       Greenhouse farming e-manual
j)       Oyster mushroom Farming e-manual
k)      Tissue culture Bananas farming e-manual
l)       Upland arrowroot, Cassava, Sweet potatoes and yams e-manual
m)    Poultry Broilers, layers and improved indigenous/ Kienyeji e-manual
n)    Value addition and Agro-processing e-manual:The e-manual contains Manufacture of Fruit juices, yogurt, Fruit Jam, Small scale ice-cream making ,Tomato sauce processing, bread baking & cakes baking, cake decoration, vegetable solar drying,  Banana crisps and flour processing, cassava fermenting and flour processing, Soya milk and peanut butter processing.   
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Potato farming e-manual
Cabbage/broccoli/Greens farming e-manual
Tree tomato farming e-manual  Email for more information

We are now delivering our freshly prepared, hygienically packed Soya yoghurt to our Nairobi clients on Thursdays between 9.30am to 10.00am, at Ngara stage. We have three fine flavours of our soy yoghurt namely strawberry, vanilla and passion fruit. We deliver a minimum of 5 litres. Some clients send motorbike couriers to collect their package and it has worked well.If interested, kindly Email