Types of dairy cow breeds in Kenya
2 months ago, 12 July 21:36
This lesson is all about dairy cow breeds in Kenya. There are a total of 10 breeds available in Kenya, from which five breeds are mainly used for dairy farming which is for milking purpose only, and the other five are for dual or triple purpose, that is for drought purpose, milking purpose, and for beef meat purpose. Go through this lesson in order to know more about the breeds of dairy cow in Kenya which will give you relevant information regarding dairy cattle in Kenya.
The dairy farming business is a very profitable business venture which will help anyone to make good money from the business. In order to start dairy farming business, knowledge about dairy breeds is very important. This is the third lesson of our dairy farming course. Here, you will get detailed information regarding the best breeds of dairy cows and which cow is best for which purpose. This lesson highlights the dairy cow breeds and milk production. A dairy farmer must have basic knowledge about the breeds of the cows, how to feed them and all other information related to dairy farming. Our site Tuko.co.ke surveyed that there are around 3.5 million dairy cattle in Kenya from which a total of litres of milk is being produced every year.
Here are the dairy cow breeds with pictures:
After the second lesson, you have understood well about the dairy farming business plan and budget. Now that you know about the planning and bugetting part of the business, it is time to learn about about the top dairy cow breeds. Before we get into the best dairy cow breeds in Kenya, here is some information about the Kenya cattle rearing production system. In Kenya there are mainly three types of dairy farming:
The types of dairy cow in Kenya or rather the best cow breed for milk is one of the important things you need to know as a farmer if you want to have a successful dairy business.
The Holstein/Friesian breed was originally developed in the Northern part of Netherlands in the Province of Friesland and Northern Germany.
This type of cow is rare for milk production. The potential yield of this type of cow breed is approx 40-60 liters of milk/day. This type of dairy cows is best for when a dairy farmer chooses to breed dairy cows. In addition, since there is no disadvantage of this cow milk, farmers can breed this types of milk cows.
The average weight of this type of breed is 500-550 kg. The black and white short-haired coat with short horns has the highest capacity to produce milk with low butterfat content of about . This breed is the most popular among the top five dairy cow breeds. And the good thing about this cow is; since the Kenyan market is milk volume oriented, this Holstein cow breed makes the most perfect option for all type of commercial operation especially in the Kenyan ...
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