Uasin Gishu Governor Dr. Bii remains committed to delivering on his promises through the Nguzo Kumi blueprint.

The Department of Livestock and Fisheries has made significant strides, particularly in the provision of the county Artificial Insemination services which has proven to be a vital tool for small-scale dairy farmers who may not have the resources to acquire high-quality seeds.

Through the County Subsidized AI services, Uasin Gishu farmers can access superior genetics, leading to improved breeds and higher milk or meat production.

The accomplishments of the county AI service serve as a clear demonstration of the Governor’s commitment and determination to inject a positive impetus into the dairy industry.

In the past, farmers had to pay Ksh 1,500 for AI services. However, under the leadership of Dr. Bii, the cost has been reduced to Ksh 500, with the county government paying Ksh 1000.

This cost reduction has made AI services more affordable for farmers, enabling them to improve their livestock breeding practices.

The Chief Officer for Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Nixon Cheplong, has urged farmers to continue embracing the county AI service.

Mr Cheplong said that in 2023, the AI service in the county had great success. At least 14,000 dairy cows were served with the subsidized semen, which is a big achievement for the dairy industry in the area.

According to the Chief Officer, the government’s support for farmers has greatly contributed to the success witnessed in 2023.

Cheplong further stated that there has been a notable rise in the quantity of milk being collected from the 46 milk coolers established by the County Government.

The AI service has been successful and the result has attracted a number of stockists from various regions who are keen to improve their herds with the good dairy breeds that abound in Uasin Gishu