DAIRY FARM TOUR & TRAINING, Njoroge’s Dairy Farm in Nyeri – 9th February 2019
The farm located in Mukurweini – Nyeri County is a model farm for best dairy farming practices.
The farm, owned and managed by former teacher Mr Njoroge has cows producing more than 40ltrs per day, a feature many dairy farmers in Kenya dream of. According to Mr. Njoroge, it’s all about management that has enabled him to achieve his level of success. He had no experience, no knowledge and he was just like many farmers. He has been crowned among the best dairy farmers in Kenya.
The management is what we describe as knowing the physiology of a cow by determining when energy level are down and what to do. After calving down the energy levels of a cow goes down and it’s at this critical time to know how to boost your feed to match what’s needed in their body. ~ he says
He makes his own feeds and most comes from the crops he grows at his farms comprising of silage 70% energy, proteins from sweet potatoes vines 18%, vitamin, roughages, and water.
Other farming techniques that you will get to learn from his farm.
• Dairy farming as a business
• Animal health & disease control especially mastitis
• Calf rearing/young stock management
• Feeds formulation/feeding management (TMR system)
• Silage Making
• Groupings and requirements
• Cow comfort and efficiency
• Herd management
• Value addition
• Youth & agribusiness
We will visit this farm on February 9th, 2019 on Saturday. Book now
Mpesa Till Number 201677
Charges per head 2,800/=
Inclusive of transport from Nairobi/Nyeri, writing materials and meals.