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Kenya : POULTRY Ranchers advised to make cooperative marketing.

Poultry ranchers in Munyu, Thika East have been asked to be together and form a cooperative society that will allow them to market their eggs and different poultry items.

Thika East Agricultural Officer Stephen Muia talking to the ranchers in Munyu said that a cooperative society might allow them have a joint bargaining power and to sell their eggs at a better rate.

Muia said, "When you are united together as farmers you are able to accrue many benefits as opposed to when you are just individual farmers trying to make it in the poultry farming business. Coming together and forming a marketing cooperative society just like other farmers in dairy farming, coffee farming to name but a few will give a collective bargaining power over how you sell your poultry products."

Muia included that ranchers might likewise be able to purchase things such as chicken feeds at minimizes rate as they might purchase in wholesale.

He said, "If there is one thing that has led many poultry farmers out of this business, it is the cost of feeds which has skyrocketed over years. However, with a cooperative society, farmers can have a good deal from chicken feed manufacturers and sellers."

The agricultural officer likewise advised farmers to diversify poultry ranching by seeking to rear the modern improvised 'kienyeji' chicken other than the exotic breeds, saying they have good returns and are resistant to diseases.

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