A dairy cooperative has partnered with a Dutch semen importer, Bles Dairies East Africa Ltd, to directly access the product for high milk production.

Mr Timothy Businei, the executive director of Tarakwo Dairies, said the cooperative decided to partner with the semen importer to eliminate brokers.

Businei noted that there is need for laws to protect farmers from exploitation by the service providers.

“We don’t know whether the artificial insemination (AI) kits sold in the market are in good condition or damaged. In some cases, when you buy the AI straws from the agrovets or local inseminators, they don’t work and no one is compensated despite the huge losses,” said Mr Buisenei.

He observed that their members will access the sexed-semen at a discounted price of Sh4,500 while conventional ones will go for between Sh1,500 and Sh1,800.

Bles Dairies East Africa Limited MD Dirk Harting noted the partnership was a first as it entails ‘track and trace’ to ensure farmers attain productivity.

“We realised that the problem in terms of quality, happens along the distribution of the AI semen. We decided to start this programme to support farmers through training and identify AI technician to ensure best breeding practices,” he said.

Leave us your feedback below

Related Posts

READ ALSO:   Youth in Isiolo shift from herding to crop production - thanks to Isiolo River

Hits: 39

If you like the article, share here with others, join our whatsup and telegram too
https://i2.wp.com/farmerstrend.co.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/TARAKWO-DAIRIES.jpg?fit=900%2C600&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/farmerstrend.co.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/TARAKWO-DAIRIES.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1#FarmersTrend#TrendingDairy FarmingFarming NewsLivestock FarmingA dairy cooperative has partnered with a Dutch semen importer, Bles Dairies East Africa Ltd, to directly access the product for high milk production. Mr Timothy Businei, the executive director of Tarakwo Dairies, said the cooperative decided to partner with the semen importer to eliminate brokers. Businei noted that there is...New generation culture in agriculture