CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AND REHABILITATION OF DILAPIDATED 60 CATTLE DIPS ONGOING ACROSS THE COUNTY
Farmers in Nandi County will no longer use back pumps while spraying their livestock to kick out parasites and diseases from their domestic animals.
This is after the County Government of Nandi department of Agriculture & Cooperative Development in the financial year 2018/19 renovated and constructed 60 new cattle dips across the county.
Among the dips that are complete and operational include Kimaasas cattle dip in Nandi Hills ward, which was on Thursday commissioned by Dr. Benadatte Tiony, CO Cooperative Development. Kapkeben and Gorgor in Kabwareng ward, Kimolwet in kabisaga and Koibem in Chepkumia ward just to mention a few.
This will eventually help in improving the economic fortunes of the region where majority residents depend on Agriculture as its main economic backbone.
While Commissioning Kimasas Cattle Dip Dr Tiony urged farmers to take advantage of the cattle dip to practice dairy farming saying it has huge returns since dairy products have readily available market not only in the county but also regionally.
“Dairy farming is one of the lucrative economic activities that will earn residents of Nandi County a lot of money. This is where I want us to ensure that subsistence income is realised,” said Dr. Tiony.
Farmers are excited to have a plunge dip, the most efficient method of tick control for big herds, and this will go a long way in controlling tick borne diseases.