Dairy farmers record low milk production

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May 2, 2017
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Dairy farmers in the County are recording low milk production as a result of the drought which has stricken the region since mid this year.
According to Sam-Malanga Dairy Co-operative Society manager, Japheth Ayoo, their members’ milk supply has tremendously reduced thus affecting profitability.
He states that as opposed to the previous period when they used to receive at least 2,000 litres of milk per day, their members currently produce between 500 to 800 litres only. Ayoo told Sacco Review that they usually make a daily profit of up to Sh14,000 during the rainy season.
The Manager who was speaking at their offices in Siaya town said, however, that in a bid to cope with the high demand from their customers, the Sacco is usually forced to import milk from Rift Valley.
Erick Nyayiera.

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