Livestock offtake programme kicks off
Pastoralists in semi arid and arid areas across the country who lose their livestock during drought season are set to benefit from the livestock off take programme launched by the ministry of agriculture, livestock and fisheries. The off take programme launched in loruk, baringo county is expected to help livestock producers sell their livestock to ranchers for slaughter at the kenya meat commission. Speaking in loruk, the ministry’s principal secretary khadija kassachoon said the intervention aims at assisting livestock farmers in asal areas overcome losses associated with lack of enough pasture and water during drought. The programme will see owners get at least 185 shillings per kilogram of meat supplied to kmc. 2.3 billion shilings has been set aside for the programme, targeting upto 23 affected counties.