Beef Production

Beef production in Kenya is carried out in different production systems. A production system is a form of management approach, which is adopted to suit a climatic situation and to achieve a given objective. There are four main production systems practiced in Kenya, including , Nomadic Pastoralism, Ranching, Agro-pastoralism and Feedlot system. 
Animal diseases and pests contribute significantly to low productivity of farm animals and impact negatively on both local and international livestock trade. The most important notifiable diseases in Kenya are Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Anthrax, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), Rabies, Lumpy Skin disease, Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP), East Coast Fever, Rift Valley Fever and Trypanosomiasis. 

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