The Kenya Animal Genetics Resources Centre, a resource centre expected to boost livestock production in the country through innovations in livestock breeding has been launched in Sotik, Bomet County.
The liquid nitrogen plant set up by the national government at a cost of $1.25 million will produce 50 litres of the key ingredient for preservation of livestock semen used in artificial insemination.
“We are implementing all these initiatives because we want to improve production and lift the lives of farmers,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
The centre which will also operate as a semen bank is expected to enhance socio-economic development in the area.
President Kenyatta added that the plant is an income-generating opportunity for the youth who can use motorcycles to supply artificial insemination products in the region.
The animal resource centre will serve 16 counties including Kericho, Kisii and Migori.