Dairy  Farming is one of the Value Chains of the Governor of Nyeri County H.E Mutahi Kahiga. On 25th August 2018, the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries finalized a 5 day training for Livestock and Veterinary Officers on Feed Formulation. The training was held at Wambugu ATC and facilitated by animal nutrition experts (a veterinary surgeon, an animal breeder and an animal nutritionist expert) from Naivasha Dairy Training Institute. The objective of the training was to capacity build Livestock and Veterinary officers on formulating quality feeds at a lower cost than provided in the market. The training focused on the following areas;

  •  Nutrient requirements and composition of feeds,
  • Fodder establishment,
  • Sources of Macro and Micro nutrients and their physical identification,
  • Concentrate formulation
  •  Feed processing, packaging, labeling and storage,
  •  Feed formulation including Milling and mixing and
  • Feeding strategies

The knowledge acquired will be cascaded to dairy farmers for adoption geared towards increasing production and productivity which is one of the Four Departmental Pillars.Interested Dairy farmers are encouraged to contact Livestock and Veterinary Officers at either ward, Sub-county or County offices for more information.