Sahiwal and Boran are shy bulls that mate only at night. Farmers rarely see livestock mate but only see calves being born. Yet for a farmer, record keeping should start after animal is served.

It becomes challenge for a farmer to tell which cow has been served or which one hasn’t. Farmer is forced to start recording after birth, which not the right way.

– Dr Miriam Nakeel, Veterinary Epidemiologist at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (Kalro).

She spoke in Nakuru during the programme for Training of Trainers (ToTs), Dairy Value Chain Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices, for Kwale, Kilifi, Narok, Samburu and Nyamira Counties.