Kitale Region

Kitale Office

Kitale office co-ordinates all activities of the Units within Kitale to ensure smooth operations.
Veterinary Service: through the office, ADC provides Veterinary service to the farmer. This includes: health, clinical services and disease prevention and control.

ADC Sabwani Farm

The main enterprises comprises of Dairy, Beef animals and Crops. The farm produces seed maize, seed grass, commercial and seed wheat, alongside the production and maintenance of Pedigree Friesian and Jerseys, Santa Getrudes and Boran crosses.
The complex houses Sabwani Secondary School which has greatly benefited from the farm's Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

ADC Nai Farm

Nai Farm is located on the slopes of Mt Elgon. It has among its current enterprises; seed maize production, commercial maize, commercial wheat, coffee, leys, bee keeping and Boran cattle; the only stud Boran in the North Rift is kept in the farm.
The Unit also has tree crops; it has expanded its tree nursery with a production of 25,000 seedlings every year. The farm supports the neighbouring community initiatives in environmental conservation.

ADC Katuke Farm

The Unit is a home of Ayrshire breed. The farm grows seed maize, commercial maize and other crops.
In its CSR outreach , the Unit Coordinates vaccination of community cattle from the neighbouring areas.

ADC Japata Farm

ADC Japata is located on the slopes of Mt Elgon, close to Kenya - Uganda border. The main enterprises include seed maize, seed wheat, commercial maize and grass seed.
The farm also rears Doper sheep and beef crosses. The unit has established forests on non-arable areas. It also fattens Beef Crosses thus ensuring optimum usage of its land. 

ADC Namandala Farm

The Unit is a home to pedigree Holstein / Friesian cows. It is also the home of ADC Dairies; proposed dairy milk plant and intensive milk production where high yielder are put on total mixed ration (TMR).
The farm's enterprises revolve around mixed farming activities; Crop production and Dairying. Forage crop is also undertaken to support the Dairy enterprise. 

ADC Olngatongo Farm

The Unit breeds Ayrshire cattle. It has an altitude of 1,890 metres and has an average annual rainfall of 1,030 mm. The Unit is a mixed farm with emphasis on Ayrshire and Guernsey dairy cattle. Seed maize and grass seed are also undertaken alongside Commercial maize and wheat. Forage crops is undertaken to support the Dairy Enterprise

ADC Chorlim Farm

The Unit is located on the slopes of Mt. Elgon. Its altitude has made it quite suitable for growing Wheat. The Unit engages in mixed farming activities: Maize seed, wheat seed and specialisation in Dairy Crosses.
The Unit supports Chorlim Primary school in her corporate social Responsibility programmes.The unit also engages in Honey Production and Quarry activities 

ADC Suam Orchards / Chepchoina

The Unit consists of some 725.6 Hectares (1,793 acres).Approximately 67.8 hectares of this has citrus fruits under an efficient gravity irrigation.ADC Suam is a home of Herefords, Brown Swiss, Charolais and Crosses.

ADC Suam Orchards / Chepchoina

The Unit consists of some 725.6 Hectares (1,793 acres).Approximately 67.8 hectares of this has citrus fruits under an efficient gravity irrigation.ADC Suam is a home of Herefords, Brown Swiss, Charolais and Crosses.

Machinery Pool

ADC Machinery Pool currently serve as custodian for Heavy Machinery and other Implements. It undertakes all major repairs and maintenance operations in its centralised workshop.
The Unit also undertakes timber activities as well as special repair and fabrication services. The Unit handles maintenance of roads, drainage and cleaning of dams in the farm and bore hole drilling.

Feedmill & Driers

ADC Feedmill is responsible for the Production of Feed requirements of the Dairy Units. The Feedmill has a modern laboratory for own use and Commercial Purposes.

A portion of the feeds produced is sold to the farmers

A.I.Centre

A.I.centre is currently responsible for the Procurement and Storage of semen for all units, In addition the Unit provides Training Services to AI Providers.
The Unit has transformed itself into a referral centre for semen distribution, A.I. training and Embryo transfer.The centre supply semen to private A.I. providers.

 

ADC Livestock Genetics Centre

Location and Size:

The Centre is  owned by Agricultural Development Corporation and is located  17 Kms from Kitale Town along Endebbes-Kitale road. It is on 100 acre land carved out of ADC Sabwani Farm overlooking Mt Elgon.

The Centre is enclosed by a double chain-link perimeter fence ,and a biosafety main gate with restricted entry for vehicles and visitors.

Three quarters of the Centre is under fodder for the bulls and an irrigation system is being set up to use roof catchment water to irrigate the fodder.

 

Backgound :

The Centre was constructed and equipped from May 2014 -July 2017 through a National Government Grant to ADC. From October 2017 to March 2018 the Centre recruited technical staff and trained them in biosafety measures and operation of Laboratory  equipment.The Centre was licensed by the Director of Veterinary Services as a semen production and distribution facility on 30th May 2018 and started semen production on 8th June and semen distribution on 9th July 2018.

The Centre has had remarkable growth in number of bulls, semen and Liquid Nitrogen sales and production of fodder. To date the centre has recruited a total of 43 bulls of which 15 are imported from South Africa and 28 are locally recruited from reputable, registered breeders of various breed across the country.

Objective of Centre

ADC is mandated by  the Act of Parliament Cap 444 to produce and disseminate agricultural inputs which includes crop and livestock seeds.

ADC Semen Production Centre aims at producing quality livestock genetics(with particular emphasis on cattle) to complement local supplies and provide diversity all geared towards increased uptake of AI Services and improved dairy and beef productivity.

To realize  these objectives the Centre is  working  closely withbreeding institutions,Product distributors , County Governments and Farmers in bull recruitment,marketing and sales , advisory and extension services.

Centre units

The Centre has a Prequarantine where newly recruited bulls are held observed and sampled for breeding and other diseases.The bulls in production are kept in the main quarantine compound where they also undergo training to mount.

Our labolatory is equipped with state of the art modern equipment for semen collection, evaluation straw printing ,filling and sealing equipment with capacity to hygienically process 5,000 semen straws per hour.

The Centre also has a fully equipped Conference and Catering facility to cater for 50 participants and has been host to an African Bovine Reproductive Workshop last October 3 National workshops and many local seminars. 

Product range and availability

Our bulls are recruited from reputable, recording and registering  Breeders with the needs of our small holder and large scale farmers in mind .Emphasis has been laidin recruiting bulls that will impact good production,type,functional , health and longevity traits on their progenies.

The Centre currently has over 250,000 doses of Friesian,Ayrshire ,Jersey and Boran in stock and is in the process of appointing Agents to distribute these stock and more to come at affordable cost to Arm Length Service Providers and Farmers.We shall be seeking feedback on the effectiveness and fertility  of our bull semen through  direct contact with Agents ,Arm length service providers ,County Veterinary and Animal Production Staff as well as visiting Farmers using our genetics to discuss accessibility and performance.

We also have a modern liquid nitrogen plant which is  producing liquid nitrogen for use in our laboratory and surplus for sale Agents at affordable cost.

In line with our Marketing and Extension Strategy  we shall be visiting the various Counties using our products  to train Arm Length Service Providers and Farmers on efficient , effective service delivery and good husbandry practices.

We also intend to start stocking quality A.I equipment(liquid nitrogen containers,AI Guns,Socks,Forces, Goblets)and livestock extension materials in the next 3 months.

 

For Further information please find contacts below:

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Tel. Number :0202500036

Contact Persons:                        

Dr Muchemi Kariuki-Manager

Dr J.Kathoka Musee-Senior Technical Officer

ADC Livestock Genetics Centre -Excellence in Breeding