Kakamega Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima has urged the residents to take advantage of the county government’s subsidized Artificial Insemination services.
He explained that the semen that sells at Sh1,500 is availed to farmers at Sh700. He said doing so would enable them to upgrade the breeds and increase productivity.
The Deputy Governor said this on Monday morning when he visited Evans Anyika, a dairy farmer in Ikolomani Sub County who has about 50 dairy cows and produces over 500 liters of milk per day.
He stated that the farm acts as an educational centre for farmers as well as students from schools around the area.
The dairy farmer, however, said he faces a challenge of marketing his product.
Prof Kutima assured him that the upcoming dairy plant at Tumbeni in Malava Sub County would provide a ready market for milk.
By Sammy Mwibanda