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05 October 2009
View news from Kenya Ministry Stops Buying Cattle
KENYA - The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) has suspended the off-take scheme aimed at buying cattle and slaughtering them at the buying centres after the ministry of Livestock Development ran out of cash....
04 September 2009
View news from Kenya Drought in Kenya Causes Livestock to Die
KENYA - As an unrelentless drought siezes Kenya for the third year, stock and game die, leaving farmers with little choice but to abandon their days of herding cattle. A report by John Vidal, of The Guardian enlightens us to the real effects of climate...
28 July 2009
View news from Kenya Kenya to Establish Disease-free Zones
KENYA - The Kenyan Government is making fresh attempts to establish livestock disease-free zones to expand the country's beef export market....
18 February 2008
View news from Kenya Livestock Traders Count Sh260m Losses in Kenya
KENYA - Traders in Narok have lost about Sh260 million since violence erupted in several parts of the country. ...
12 December 2007
View news from Kenya Cattle Breeders in Embryo Exchange Pact With S. Africa
KENYA - The Veterinary Department has stepped up efforts to improve dairy sector productivity through imports of Ayrshire embryos from South Africa. ...
16 November 2007
View news from Kenya EU Set to Milk Region With Subsidised Goods?
KENYA - "Dairy farmers in Kenya are doing well now," says Peter Wanyeki, as he flashes a big smile. "Before, when we went home to the village, you could never take enough money with you. Everybody was poor. But now the situation is different. The dairy...
26 June 2007
View news from Kenya Smart Card Technology To Revamp Milk Collection
KENYA - A smart card system being tested in the country is set to change the way milk farmers do business, by using technology to improve record-keeping and efficiency. ...
31 January 2007
View news from Kenya Kenya mulls cattle vaccine as fever spreads
KENYA - The Kenyan government said on Tuesday that its scientists have started manufacturing livestock vaccines for Rift Valley fever, which has killed at least 150 people and threatened the country's beef sector. ...
01 January 2007
View news from Kenya Livestock exports to continue
KENYA - Kenya will continue to export beef products to Mauritius and other countries in the Middle East despite the outbreak of the Rift Valley Fever (RVF). ...
20 November 2006
View news from Kenya Kenya: Farmers Warned of Toxins in Dairy Feeds
KENYA - Almost half of animal feeds for livestock in Nairobi are contaminated with toxins dangerous to human health. ...
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