Animal feed manufacturers in Kenya are shutting down all over the country and many others are operating at half capacity and struggling to cover their costs, according to the Association of Kenya Feed Manufacturers (Akefema).
Due to a shortage of grain, by-products and oil cakes and price of animal feed has on average, gone up by 50-94 percent since October 2010. The result being an increase in the cost of animal feeds to a point where most farmers are not able to sustain their livestock.
Akefema has on several occasions alerted the government to the critical consequences facing the livestock industry if no action is taken. Read more ...
This blog is written by Martin Little The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers