» Importance of Dairy Cattle
Dairy cattle production in East Africa has increased recently due to the high demand for fresh milk for a growing population and demand for a value added milk products for an expanding urban middle class. To meet this increase demand there is need to increase the amount of available milk. This increase can be either by increasing the milk yield per cow or by increasing the number of animals. Due to the pressure on land, increasing the milk yield per cow is the preferred option.