A university graduate has stunned many after revealing how much he makes from dairy farming, at a time when Kenyan youth are grappling with unemployment.
Gordon Chui, 28, graduated from Chuka University in 2018 with a diploma in animal health and production, and decided to follow his passion for farming instead of looking for a job.
By the time he graduated, he had already started dairy farming with the help of his parents.
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“I started dairy farming in 2015 while still in college but got so much into it in 2018 after school. Besides running it as a business, I’m passionate about cows. I got a bond with cows
“After graduating, I ventured directly into farming. I got supportive parents who gave me two cows to start with; a Friesian and an Ayrshire,” Chui told TUKO.
Chui currently owns 13 cows; four heifers, three that are dry and six that produce milk. The lad sells his produce at Brookside, Mt Kenya Milk and Meru Central dairies.
“At peak, I did 257 litres with 10 cows. Currently I am doing 155-175 litres a day since three cows are dry
“I sell 120 to 140 litres of milk in the morning to Brookside at Ksh 54 per litre. In the evening, I sell between 40 to 65 litres to Mt Kenya or Meru Central, at Ksh 50,” he said.
Chui makes between Ksh 6,480 and Ksh 7,560 in the morning and between Ksh 2,000 and Ksh 3,250 in the evening.
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