Factors that favors beef farming in Kenya

the following are Factors that favors beef farming in Kenya

  • Extensive flatlands with natural pasture/grass that offer room for extensive grazing especially within the Nyika plateau and the Rift Valley region
  • Moderate rainfall of about 750mm or above which ensures supply of pasture/water.
  • Moderate temperatures of about 28oC lowers pest and disease incidence/favours survival of exotic breeds
  • Presence of watering sites such as Lorian, Lotikipi and Saiwa swamps/several permanent rivers that provides water for the beef cattle.
  • Ready market due dense/high population in the practicing areas.
  • The communities have a long tradition of cattle keeping.

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