16.docx - 1.11.6 Main Livestock Types and Facilities Livestock production is dominant in most parts of the county with the percentage of households

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1.11.6 Main Livestock Types and Facilities Livestock production is dominant in most parts of the county with the percentage of households owning livestock at 45.8. The main livestock types are cattle, goats, sheep, poultry, camels, donkeys, pigs and rabbits. The estimated livestock population is 55,000 dairy cattle, 211,200 beef cattle 344,200 sheep, 322,000 goats 372,000 poultry, 750 pigs, 9800 camels, 207,000 rabbits and 3867 beehives(457Log hives, 788 Top bar hives, 2622 Langtroth hives the average production per year is9630kgs translating to Ksh5,778,000). Livestock infrastructure comprises 50 holding grounds, stock routes, out spans, two public and two private slaughterhouses, 7 auction yards and 35 slaughter slabs. Milk processing is done at Nyahururu KCC and Countryside processing plant. There are seven milk-cooling plants run by dairy co-operative and individual groups. 1.11.7 Ranching Ranches in the County produce high quality beef stock, embryo transfer for Boran breed nationally and regionally. There are 32 private ranches, one government ranch and 9 group ranches. The ranchers and the neighbourhood cluster-grazing committees have a functional
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