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Receiving this money signifies a dramatic boost to my dairy farming project. Since I have acquired three heads of cows, I will purchase a chaff cutter using KES 40000. We have been using panga to manually chop fodder for our livestock; a practice that is less efficient and tedious. Also, we shall build a milking parlor and a feeds store using any remaining amount. Due to prolonged dryness and unpredictable rains in our area, we are planning to store lots of feeds. We have chosen to venture into dairy farming because it has proven to be a profitable practice in our area.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Recently we acquired a high-quality Friesian calf worth KES 55000. This resulted in the expansion of our herd to a total of three. Hence, we are approaching our dream goal of keeping at least five cows for the project to attract a relatively good profit.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Feeding our three dairy cows is a big challenge to us due to a continued inadequacy of feeds. Grasses do not do well in our area owing to unfavorable climatic conditions comprising prolonged dry spells. As such, we usually part with at least KES 300 daily to acquire feeds from local vendors. This strains us financially because I am pursuing a diploma course in education and my four children are also schooling.