Nyandarua: Dairy Farmers unmoved by drought



Ruth Munyiva a farmer in Oljororok constituency, Nyandarua County, mulch her dairy feeds supplements (Lucern and Rupeen) to cushion them from harsh temperatures given the ongoing dry spell.

Joel Muraguri displays his Vege crop on his farm in Ol Jororok constituency, Nyandarua County. The crop that is rich in proteins is used as livestock feed supplement. Muraguri says growing of the supplements by the farmers in the area had seen a marginal reduction in milk production costs.

As dairy farmers across the country decry harsh weather conditions, Charles Githinji is among Nyandarua farmers who are smiling all the way to the bank. The farmers have embraced fodder conservation that has ensured they produce milk throughout the year and now are taking advantage of increased milk prices at the market to reap handsomely. The Ol Kalau dairy cooperative society farmer earns between Shs70, 000 to Shs100, 000 per month as income from his three dairy cattle.

Pictures BY KNA

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