IN PHOTOS, how the farm tour to Kefa Gardens went down on Saturday 7th April 2018
As organizers, we were able to meet our target number of 120pax. The attendees were grouped as our norm to facilitate smooth flow of the training that started at exactly 9:15 as we had anticipated.
Our tour buses left Nairobi CBD (Opposite International Life House) at exactly 8:30am.
At the farm, the team was hosted and welcomed by one of our team member – Dickson Kahuro who then handed over to Kefa Gardens Farm manager – Isaac Kimani.
BRIEF ABOUT KEFA GARDENS
Situated in a semi–arid area of Makuyu in Murang’a County where temperatures average 21.7°C and receives 836mm of rainfall annually, the farm is showing new opportunities in the predominantly rain–fed agricultural zone.
The farm located on a slope ideal for waste disposal has gained reputation as a source of pedigree cows and a ground for training farmers on dairy management.
The animals are hosted on half-acre, with the cowsheds divided into sections that include steamers, milking, maternity and calves of between zero and three months and another for winnowers aged six months.
Each animal occupies its own shed shielded from rains, extreme cold and direct wind. It does not lie on the cement floor as it is provided with a mat covering the entire floor.“Every animal has a name, card and file to record production. Before milking, the animal is called by name, then the udders are massaged patiently for a long time and the animal’s immediate behaviour taken note of. It must show signs… Click To Tweet
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