End of year Kenyan Farm Tour and Training – Kenran Dairy –  12th December 2018

 Theme:* How to run and manage a modern day dairy farm on a small piece of land.

The farm that started with 6 dairy cows in 2016 is today the hub of 85 dairy cows comprising high yielders, low yielders, in-calf heifers, and unweaned heifers housed in different sections of the unit depending on age and development stage. Utilizing modern innovative technology in milking and preservation, Kenran Dairy is one of the most technological advanced farm in Kenya today.

From the high investment in computerized milking machines, to the high standards of hygiene practiced by the farmhands; everything spells Europe-style class here.

The cows here listen to slow jam & classic music, undergoes pedicure, shaving to keep them clean and sleeps on cow mattress to ensure comfort hence more milk production.

That is what best describes former South Mugirango MP Omingo Magara’s farm tucked deep inside Ongata Rongai. His one-acre farm is an example of how to run a modern-day dairy unit.

One of the biggest headaches for large-scale dairy farmers is safe milk preservation and boosting their milk yields while maintaining their profit margins. Because majority of them lack affordable milk preservation equipment and machines, some end up using dubious methods to achieve this goal.

The farm, having partnered with Euro Dairy supplies innovative dairy equipment’s such as coolers and milking machines from Muller — a farm equipment company in Netherlands. Hon Magara also runs a fully stocked state of the art facility that stocks modern dairy farming equipment’s, spare parts and general cow comfort such as cow brushes, cow shaving machines, hoof cutters, cow magnets and detergents for washing milking machines, all which are key to boost milk production

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Expect to learn on the following

  • Dairy farming as a business
  • Production and herd structure
  • Housing
  • Spacing
  • Animal health
  • Calf rearing/young stock management
  • Feeds/feeding management
  • Groupings and requirements (lactating, dry cows, calves and heifers)
  • Cow comfort and efficiency
  • Herd management
  • Adoption of technology
  • Socio-economic management
  • Staff management
  • Challenges

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