The following are Problems experienced by beef farmers in Kenya.
- High temperatures in some areas are unsuitable for pedigree/exotic breeds.
- Natural grass of poor quality/low nutritional value.
- Tsetse fly infested areas discourage beef farming.
- Poor soils prone to erosion to sustain pasture.
- Unreliable rainfall leading to shortage of water and scarcity of pasture.
- Kenya tropical environment encourages spread of pests and diseases (spread by wild animals) e.g. ticks, tsetse flies, nagana, east coast fever
- Competition for rangeland between beef farmers and wildlife.