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Nandi County rolls out subsidised Artificial Insemination service

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By Rael Jelimo | July 6th 2016
Nandi Governor Cleophas Lagat addresses the press in Eldoret where he called on investors to troop in large number to attend the Nandi County Investment Conference and Exhibition (NICE) that kicks off from the 8th to 10th April 2015. The event is sponsored by the County Government and The Standard Group. 31-03-2015. PHOTOS BY: KEVIN TUNOI

The county government has rolled out subsidised Artificial Insemination services to benefit local farmers.

Speaking during the launch of the programme at Kabiyet, Governor Cleophas Lagat said his administration was seeking to improve dairy breeds to boost the county’s milk production.

Farmers will get sexed semen, which trades at Sh6,000 in the local market, at Sh2,000.

“Using bulls has made it difficult to control spread of livestock diseases,” said Lagat.

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