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How to make affordable dairy feeds
For many farmers in Kenya buying dairy feeds is usually an expensive task. We went out and researched and came up with a list that has worked for many farmers in Uasin Gishu county. This dairy feed formula will enable you to make your own quality dairy feed at an affordable price of Ksh 1400.
Point to note: If you mix the ingredients well you will even get better quality feeds than in the market.
|AMOUNT IN KGS||INGREDIENT||WHERE TO FIND|
|5 Kgs||Cotton seed cake||Millers|
|5 Kgs||Wheat Pollard||Millers|
|10 Kgs||Maize Flour||Millers or Homemade|
|15 Kgs||Rice bran||Rice Factory|
|18 Kgs||Wheat Bran||Millers|
|15 Kgs||Maize Germ||Millers|
|1 Kg||Unga High Phosphorous||Agrovet|
|1 Kg||Stock lime||Agrovet|
TOTAL= 70 Kgs
There are also certain local dairy feed businesses in Kenya that sell the above at a wholesale price.
Animal Feed Suppliers in Kenya
NB: Dairy feed formulation should be done with caution and according to your cows’ needs. Please do thorough research before mixing feed on your own.
Guys you are doing a good job
am from thika town please help me with the location.
thanks for a good job you guys are doing.
Can you recommend a supplier of the animal feeds formulation you have indicated above in Nairobi?
Hey check out the animal feeds link in the article
u people keep up i like what u are doing by educating farmers
i am overwhelmed by your good job..
Hi guys i live in uasingishu kindly can i get an extension service for dairy feeds making i am ready to buy the ingredients. Otherwise keep it up helping famers
I like what I am reading .good job guys
Am a young pig farmer just about to enjoy the first fruits. I however have realized that most of what I will get will be just to cover the price of feeds. I will appreciate any assistance I can get on sources of quality affordable/ cheap raw material for pig feed and the best feed formulation.
thanks for the formula on animal feed preparation,but just a concern how about the ratio of protein? i feel it too low,please advice
Protein content of this formulation is below recommended of 17-20%.
The formula depends with your cow needs and available feeds. This was posted from a farmer in Kapseret Uasin Gishu who feeds lucerne and sunflower crops alongside hay and silage.