Chepkorio farmers bet on new game plan to maximize profits

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Jun 14, 2017
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By Dennis Bett.

Dairy farmers in Chepkorio Ward in Keiyo South Sub-County are set to reap big from a new facility to ensure double delivery of milk.
The programme put in place by Chepkorio Dairies is expected to improve the Co-operative sector in the area.
Chepkorio Dairies Manager, Japhet Kosgei said the initiative came from a study done by the firm which found that some of the milk delivered by farmers go bad because they mix milk obtained at different times of the day.
The move, he told Sacco Review, will help curb loses farmers always incur as a result of the minimal market outlets and lack of prober milk storage facilities.
He urged farmers in the area to focus on Dairy farming as it is the best activity they can profit from because of high milk prices. He said dealing with different activities cannot make them maximize on the produce as compared to specialization.
“I want to tell farmers to put their hopes of getting money for paying their children school fees and other activities with ease through this facility we have established. I urge them to practice more of this farming for us to improve the Co-operative sector in our area,” added Kosgei.
The farmers led by Alfers Kiptoo praised the move, saying it will help them boost their income and maximize profit margin.
He said for a long time they have been having a problem with the milk prices and at times their milk perish on the way and with this plan, they will benefit more.

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