What Trucks Means for Kitui Livestock Farmers

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By Barack Muli

The trucks Initiative will ensure a high quality of local livestock meat and put money in pockets of traders.

In Summary
A study conducted in Kitui found that up to 1,000 cattle move from market to market daily as traders seek better prices, leading to loss of weight by the animals.

Governor Charity Ngilu’s administration says the initiative will ensure a high quality of local livestock meat and put money in the pockets of traders.

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About 1,400 cattle traders in Kitui will be able to ferry their animals to the market faster using five trucks acquired by the county government.

Livestock experts say the programme could help save the value lost due to reduction of body weight as animals walk long distances.

Governor Charity Ngilu’s administration says the initiative will ensure a high quality of local livestock meat and put money in the pockets of traders.

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According to County CECM for Trade Esther Kilonzi, Kitui Livestock Traders Association was consulted before the project was rolled out.

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