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Rising Meat Appetite Pushes Livestock Turnover to Sh146bn

14 May 2019

KENYA - Kenyans’ growing appetite for meat and dairy products saw the livestock sector turnover hit Sh146 billion in 2018 from Sh135.6 billion, supported by private and county government value chains.

The fast-rising sector continued to attract formation of small-scale farmer co-operatives that increased by 105 or 20.2 percent from 518 to 623. These are co-operatives that collect milk from local farmers for onward direct sales to milk processors and raised deliveries by 18.4 percent from 535.7 million litres in 2017 to 634.3 million in 2018.

"Quantities of milk and cream processed increased by 10.6 percent from 410.6 million litres in 2017 to 454.1 million litres in 2018 while butter/ghee and cheese processing experienced a 10.8 percent and 15.5 percent growth, respectively, in 2018," says the 2019 Economic Survey by Kenya Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

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Source: Daily Nation

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