Dairy farming is majorly done in small scale in Kenya. It provides milk and improves nutritional status of the rural people. Milk consumed at home provides an important source of animal protein to supplement the other foods.
|Dairy cows ready for distribution at Kaprech|
Quality dairy breeding go hand in hand with increased milk production. The county government is working determinedly to improve dairy farming in the county. With the pledge Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo made to the residents in his manifesto of providing free milk to school going children, the administration is making sure that it supports its people especially in dairy production sector.
|Leaders led by Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo inspecting the new Kaprech Dispensary|
Last week the Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo, distributed 28 dairy cows to 6 schools and 22 farmers in Siyoi ward. Speaking at Kaprech Primary School in Siyoi Ward where the distribution took place, Prof. Lonyangapuo said that all institutions and farmers who have benefited from the dairy cows and heifers distribution program will attend a county government sponsored seminar on best dairy husbandry. This will help farmers with more knowledge on good management especially inadequate feeding, health management and breeding management that leads to long calving intervals.
|Dairy cattle at Kaprech|
Later, the governor officially opened Kaprech Dispensary that will provide more health services in Siyoi Ward. The dispensary has a nurse and a nutritionist who will provide the health services.
|Governor unveiling health staff who will provide services at Kaprech Dispensary|
Present during the functions were Senator Hon. Samuel Poghisio, Frontier Counties Develoment Council CEO Hon. Mohamed Guleid, CECs Geoffrey Lipale (Agriculture), Augustine Lotodo (Trade), Ruth Kisabit (Public Service& ICT), Joel Arumonyang (Lands), area MCA Renson Longit among others.