Date:24th Jan 2024.
Governor Nyaribo launches Artificial Insemination drive in Nyamira to boost dairy breed
In a move to improve dairy breeding and milk production, H. E. Governor Amos Nyaribo today launched a revitalized Artificial Insemination(AL)and inferior bull castration in Nyamira County.
Addressing hundreds of farmers,the Governor said his administration is seeking to increase milk production by the year 2026 from the current 2-3 litres per day, to 6-10 litres per cow.
"As you are aware milk is beneficial to our bodies, the 2-3 litres we produce per cow is very low, which is only for domestic use, we need to produce more so that we can sell to reduce our poverty levels," he said .
He also noted that the County Government has posted 20 inseminators, one in every ward and allocated them motorcyles to ease movement.
He said the AI services will cost Kshs.500.
The County boss issued a stern warning to any rogue inseminator who will be found exploiting farmers.
"Kindly, I'm urging you farmers, not to pay more than Ksh. 500 for Artificial Insemination Services", he emphasized.
He also encouraged farmers to embrace modern farming technologies, including quality feed and zero grazing to improve milk production.
The Governor said the drive will increase milk production in 3 years, which will translate to higher income for farmers through sale of milk.
The CECM, for livestock Alice Manoti also promised to educate farmers to improve productivity in Agriculture.
A call center will be set up for farmers to call for assistance and a partnership with DIGICOW, an online service that will aid in record keeping and sending important alerts to farmers.
The County Government is also keen in setting up a Livestock Breeding Unit that will be established to act as a link between the farmers and the County Government to promote the AI program.
The launch, at Canaan Market in Nyamiaya Ward, was attended by the CECMs, MCAs and other County officials.