Forester who dumped trees to built a model dairy farm - 5 months ago, 14 Sep 07:35

Gerald Bwisa

John Njoroge knows plenty of things about trees, canopies and forest conservation, because that is what he studied at the Kenya Forest College in Londiani.

However, when you meet him on his dairy farm in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia County, the last thing you expect him to be is a forester as he speaks with the mastery of a livestock expert.

Njoroge, 43, runs a model dairy enterprise on an acre, with the farm comprising of 81 Friesian cows kept under the zero-grazing system.
“I started the venture in 2012 with one cow and a calf using Sh60,000 that I had saved from my work as a petrol attendant. I have grown my herd to 81, where 23 of them are lactating while 58 comprise of heifers and in-calf cows,” says Njoroge, who holds a diploma in forestry.

He later added four cows, and concentrated on improving them, later selling each at Sh200 000 each.

He, ...
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