All I need to cool my milk is the sun

Willy Kirwa with his solar milk cooler in Eldoret. PHOTO|RACHEL KIBUI|NATION

What you need to know:

  • Willens Dairy Farm, owned by farmer Willy Kirwa, about 10km from Eldoret Town is a marvel.
  • There are many lessons to pick from this model farm, starting at the training centre and the construction of the dairy shed subdivided for his 51 animals that he has categorised as high-yielders, low yielders and dry cows.
  • The farmer uses a solar-powered milk cooler that helps him save good amount of money, thus ending up with a higher profit.
  • It cost him about Sh5 million to buy and mount the system, with the cost being inclusive of transport and installation.
  • He gets between Sh2-Sh3 higher per litre of milk from New Kenya Cooperative Creameries because his milk is considered of high quality due the solar cooling value addition.

Willens Dairy Farm, owned by farmer Willy Kirwa, about 10km from Eldoret Town is a marvel.

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