Marketing of Beef

The marketing of beef animals and products are a major economic enterprises that engages many businessmen in the country. In Kenya, livestock marketing is largely in the hands of the private sector, with the government only offering regulatory and facilitation services. Among the EAC Partner States, Kenya has taken advantage of the high beef prices on the world market and opened up export markets in the Middle East. In 2011, Kenyan beef processors exported 15,000 tons of beef to Middle East. There is also some insignificant intra-regional meat trade, with Kenya in the lead position, followed by Uganda and Tanzania. There is a huge market for beef in the local market as many Kenyans like their delicacy of nyama choma.

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