I’m sure many of you are tired about reading the posts about Laikipia but it is still an extremely serious and volatile situation, please keep SHARING….
Before the invasions across Laikipia West, the Ranchers had enough grass to carry their stock through a drought and would have come through with a few losses of old or weak animals.
THIS has changed dramatically.
Due to the invasions our cattle have no grass, we are all bringing in hay, ranch cubes and feed to just try and keep them going. Calves being born are being slaughtered so the cows just have to maintain themselves.
Our cattle are dying every day from the effects of our land having been invaded and grass eaten out.
If you would like to help us try and keep as many of them alive please do…..every shilling will help – already you,our amazing friends have helped with funds of over 400,000/- shillings. This has been dispersed out to ranches either as hay, feed or as cash to enable them to keep the cattle alive but we are in dire need of more help.
A bale of grass costs between 300/-and 350/- a bale, 300 fit in a truck 90,000/- and then transport on top which depending where the hay is sourced from can be as much as 25000/- to 30,000/-. Feed works out at about 25/- a kilo before transport and is usually in 70kg bags, Ranch cubes are 1400/- a 50kg sack and the most effective way to cut done on transport is to buy it in 15 ton loads which with transport is about 450,000/- …..
These cattle are an important genetic pool for the beef industry in Kenya many of the cattle being part of Pedigree studs.
If you would like to help please send money by Mpesa to my number 0721440941 .
Thank you all so much for your support and please continue to SHARE by social media, email and voice about what is going on in Laikipia.