Through the stewardship of H.E Governor Alex Tolgos, the average household milk production has increased from 3kg to 6.7kg through various interventions including Artificial Insemination, Heifer Distribution programmes, improved extension and enhanced disease surveillance & control. Further, the County has sourced and installed 19 Coolers to various Dairy cooperatives in the County.
As a County with an average dairy milk production of 180,000 litres known to have the highest butter fat content, the department of Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives is on a mission to bring all dairy cooperatives under the Dairy Union with an agenda to establish a dairy processor to improve farmers earnings through value addtion, a feed factory to enable farmers access certified quality feed, a milk and feed analyser laboratory to test the cancer causing AFFLATOXIN.
To achieve this the department of Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives directors and staff lead by C.O Dr Benson Kibore, Cooperative Societies Officials representatives from KAMET DAIRIES & Kapsait, Dairy Association representatives paid a visit to Muranga County to learn from their strong Dairy Cooperative movement.
The Murang’a Dairy Cooperative Union processes over 50,000 litres of milk per day from a chain of over 35 milk coolers. Each month the cooperative Union pays farmers over kshs 150million.
The County delegation were received by officials from Muranga County Government led by CEC Cooperatives Mr Albert Mwaniki, CEC Livestock Mr Macharia, Chief Officer Cooperatives Mr Wanyoike, Officials from Governor Wairia Office led by Senior Advisor Mr Kang’ethe.