Problems experienced by beef farmers in Kenya

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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.
problems facing beef farming in kenya
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