Benjamin Kimurgor Kemboi

 “We were trained by SDCP on all aspects of  dairy farming as a business including breeding, dairy housing structures, dairy health, dairy feeding as these are the key factors influencing dairy competitiveness of dairy production. I was also among farmers taken to the Dairy Training Institute (DTI) in Naivasha by SDCP where we were further trained on dairy production, hygienic milk handling and value addition,” 

 “Through SDCP support my first batch of cows were registered as the foundation category, I served them through Artificial Insemination (AI) and got intermediate offspring which in turn gave forth appendix heifers. By next year I will have pedigree animals which are the highest producers and have good market value,” 

Matende Holstein Farm Lugari

“During formative stages we encountered several teething problems due to our scanty knowledge in animal husbandry,”

“Besides the SDCP capacity building program, my brother and I also made extensive visits to locally established livestock farms within Lugari from where we benefited immensely with knowledge and skills in dairy farming,” 

 

John Omumang’ale’s dairy goats

“Before the coming of SCDP in July 2006, I was living helplessly and hopelessly on my quarter acre of land,” 

“Just like other groups, members of our group Tumaini Support were  taken to various trainings and informational tours by SDCP before we were given dairy goats,” 

“We were shocked upon hearing about the millions of shillings harvested by small scale livestock farmers on small portions of land in Nyeri County,”

“My elder children never went beyond class eight due to lack of funds, but with our last born daughter currently in Form two, we are a happy family,”