Comparison between beef farming in Kenya and Argentina

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Similarities

  • Both countries keep similar breeds of beef cattle e.g. Aberdeen Angus, Hereford, shorthorn, etc.
  • In both countries, the beef cattle are kept in ranches that are scientifically managed
  • Both countries keep local and exotic breeds
  • Beef products are for local consumption in both countries.
  • Beef farming is mainly practiced on the extensive undulating landscape




Comparison between beef farming in Kenya and Argentina

Differences

  • In Kenya, beef farming is carried out by both pastoralists and commercial ranches whereas in Argentina, beef farming is done on extensive ranches
  • Kenya has inadequate/lack adequate pastures for grazing beef cattle while Argentina has extensive natural pasture in the pampas
  • In Kenya, beef farming is done on a small scale/less mechanized while in Argentina, beef farming is heavily mechanized and done on a large scale.
  • Argentina has ahigh local market for beef while inkenya the market is limited.
  • Farmers in Argentina has more access to capital needed for beef farming while in Kenya the farmers have inadequate capital.