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Dairy farm tour and training on 10th Aug 2019 – Kefa Garden

DAIRY FARM TOUR AND TRAINING

Any farmer interested in dairy farming and animal rearing should join us as we hold our agro-tourism in one of biggest and profitable dairy farm in Kenya. Agritourism is about touring farms where small scale farmers and largescale farmers are getting it right.

This August we have organized a visit to Kefa Farm situated in Makuyu Muranga County. Many are a times, that we as farmers have “tried” dairy farming without the right knowledge or information of what we are supposed to do to make the best returns. Almost every home in in rural area in Kenya owns a cow, but how much does it give you? Are you a slave of your own cow?

Many will concur with me that most of the times we feed these cows and get almost nothing out of them. A time has come when we no longer have to view owning cows as a source of prestige and respect but make money out of them.

Therefore, Farm expose in conjunction with Oxfarm team and Farmers Trends have decided to treat our farmers with the best tour of the year. Interested people are required to pay 2500 before 9th August 2019. However, those with their own means of transport are required to pay at the gate.

This Agritour day comes with a treat of Lunch, writing materials, farming brochures and many more. Interested parties are required to be in Nairobi town on or before 7:30 am on the material day. Those who will be training us have a lot lined for us and they have a request to the interested people to be at the farm before 9:00 because they intend to start early and finish early.

 

ABOUT THE FARM

Kimani, a farmer and one of the directors, of Kefa Farm which is like any other farm you can simply pass while not noticing it because it lies in good harmony with the other farms dry, somewhat abandoned. However, this farm produces more than 1400 liters of milk daily. He owns more than 200 zero–grazed cows where 60 are lactating some produce between thirty five and forty five liters daily.

The farm is situated on a slope ideal for waste disposal and conjointly sells heifers and carries out embryo transfers. It has gained name as a supply of pedigree cows and a ground for coaching farmers on dairy farm management. Situated during a semi–arid space of Makuyu in Murang’a County wherever temperatures average 21.7°C and receives 836mm of downfall annually, the farm is showing new opportunities within the preponderantly rain–fed agricultural zone. Kimani credits its existence to the 2007/2008 post-election turmoil that saw several displaced individuals settled within the region pushing up demand for milk.

Then the farm was solely with one cow and an employee. The steady rise in demand for milk created Maine devise ways that boosted the farm. Kimani notes that he spent KSh 90,000 on building a cow barn for 5 animals and acquired 2 Holstein cows at KSh 40,000 each. Since then, he has never looked back.

His heard grew to eighty-two in 2014, however he had to cut back the quantity to sixty-four because of restricted house and deficiency of feeds. The farm sank its own borehole and expanded by getting an added adjacent acre and another four acres wherever heifers are bred. He conjointly leases alternative farms to grow fodder.

Kimani improved his skills in animal care, health and farm management by attending agricultural trainings, visiting alternative farms, researching and came up with a program to develop the abilities of his ten employees.

The farm has four departments every headed by completely different persons. These are stores, sales, production and milking. Every head features a full mandate to rent casuals and build alternative choices. They report daily to Kimani by filing updates to a central system wherever all managers will access the knowledge. For example, the shop head will caution close at hand shortage of feeds or the milking head will send alert on an exact animal noted for declining production.

The animals are hosted on half-acre, with the cowsheds divided into sections that embrace steamers, milking, maternity and calves of between zero and 3 months and another for winnowers aged six months. The winnowers are taken away of the most farm to a different within the neighborhood wherever patrons simply access them. At the so much finish is associate degree isolation section for the sick animals.

He conjointly follows up his callers and people who visit his farm permitting them to consult him frequently. Kenyans not got to mystify dairying by attending to Israel for lessons. Israel is here at Kefa Farm

 

NOTE: “Seeing is believing” We could tell you more but we know that you are eager to come and share your views with us as we all learn on how to become better dairy, chicken and pig farmers. Tell a friend to tell a friend.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE FARM TOUR

Expect to learn on the following
  • Production and herd structure
  • Animal health
  • Calf rearing/young stock management
  • Feeds/feeding management (TMR system)
  • Groupings and requirements
  • New Cow Barns ( for cow comfort and efficiency)
  • Herd management software (UNFORM AGR)
  • Adoption of technology
  • Socio-economic management
  • Challenges

Event date: 10th August 2019

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 2,500/= Inclusive of transport, Lunch and writing materials.
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677
  • send confirmation to 0706222888

 

 

 

 

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Mushroom Production Farm Tour And Training

The mushroom training will be at one of largest producers of mushrooms in Kenya. Producing button mushroom oyster mushroom and portobello mushroom.

This is what the training on Mushroom farming will cover.

  • Cost of production
  • Structure design
  • Preparing compost
  • Substrate preparation and mixing ratios
  • Sterilization/pasteurization (decontamination) of substrate
  • Inoculation (spawning) and conditions
  • Incubation
  • Maintaining conditions
  • Soil casing
  • Management
  • Fruiting process
  • Harvesting
  • Storage
  • Marketing
  • Challenges in production and marketing
  • Cooking preparation recipe

 

Event date: 22nd June 2019

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 3,000/= Inclusive of transport, Lunch and writing materials.
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677
  • send confirmation to 0706222888

 

 

 

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Pokea Dairy farm tour and Event – 9th March 2019 Nakuru

In our quest for promoting dairy farming in Kenya we have organized another dairy farm tour to Nakuru at pokea dairy farm.

We are here to help you earn more on dairy farming. On 9th March 2019 we are giving you a special opportunity to tour one of the best dairy farm in Kenya, Pokea Farm in Nakuru Njoro. Whether you are a new or you already have an existing dairy farm or planning of starting you need to learn something that may increase your dairy production a success.

With a small area where this farm has got 60 cows and some producing an average of 40-55 liters of milk a day, one need to learn his secrets of this success.

His secret in getting the best breeds for his farm. How to start dairy farming empire like pokea farm that started with one cow. How to feed your calf with only salt, hay, and water to strengthen its veins and a stronger backbone. Deep understanding of physiological conditions of the cow and managing its stress for more milk production.

How to train your farm managers to manage your farm at the comfort of your place of work and everything moving on efficiently in your farm. How to make feed ration, and feeding of your cows. Detailed process of making silage and roughages their ratio and when to feed your cows.

He sells heifers between 150k -250k while his pedigree cows between 300k- 600k. He also sell sexed semen that guarantee that calves born are all females.

His success in farming has enabled him to win prestigious golden award for commercial prestige in Madrid, Spain 2014. He received overwhelming support from 112 countries and 7,000 companies in the dairy industry across the globe. He has also received awards as a top breeder in country Kenya.

The Event is being hosted by Farm Expose in collaboration with team Oxfarm and  Farmers Trend. We will be having two meeting point at 06:30 am in Nairobi, and at 09:00 am Nakuru.

Pay a deposit today to reserve your seat

CHARGES PER HEAD

  • 3,000/= Inclusive of transport to and from Nairobi, training, writing materials and meals (paid in-advance)
    2,500/= Transport provided to and from Nakuru (paid in-advance) and own transport
  • Payable to Farmer Trend mpesa till number 201677
  • send confirmation to 0706222888

 

 

Read more about this farm on Nation.co.ke:

Farm where cows offer 50 litres, heifers fetch a cool Sh0.6m