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Sarah Mwangi: I Started With 2 Cows, Now I Own 35 Pedigree Cows Producing 1,200 Litres Of Milk

Sarah Mwangi is a diary farmer keeping her livestock in her farm in Karen Estate, Nairobi.

She started keeping cows 15 years ago although she was keeping them for domestic purposes since she had young kids who needed milk.

But how did Sarah end up practicing diary farming? Here is her story as told by WoK.

Sarah started keeping cows in 2008 since she had little kids who needed milk.

It was then when the diary farmer bought two cows which produced enough milk for her little kids and her family.

15 years down the line, she explained that while starting off, she did not think of venturing into dairy farming.

“I have never thought about it because when I was growing up in the village, it was a lot of work and I didn’t want to be associated with cows,” Sarah said.

Sarah went into commercial diary farming when he bought two more cows after the initial two stopped producing milk.

“The two cows that I started with, we served them, and we didn’t have milk. I had to buy two more cows so that I can continue getting the milk

“After getting the two cows and the other one curved

down it’s how we got extra milk and people started asking for the milk. That’s  how the business idea came up,” she said.

The farmer who currently keeps 35 cows attributes her success in dairy farming to dedication, passion and involvement.

“You can’t learn about the farm through the phone, you have to be involved to know what the workers are doing, to know your cows and all that,” Sarah said.

In an interview with Breeding Cash, Sarah disclosed that she quit her job to pursue dairy farming after realizing it’s potential.

“By the time I started farming I was in employment, I weighed my options and realized that my farm was paying me better than my employer,” she said.

Sarah has employment seven employees; five who work from the farm and two who work from a different location where they leased land for napier grass and hay.

“Their management is not bad because they have their own supervisor, they report to the supervisor who then reports to me,” she said.