oa Dairy Mail Africa : Publication for the Dairy Industry in Africa - Africa's dying breeds - : processing

Volume 5, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1818-9083



Ruto, from the Isiolo district in northern Kenya, says he lost more than a 100 of his Ankole cattle owing to a three-year drought. "This is what I'm left with. Five cows and some bones and carcasses that you are seeing here," says Ahmed Mohamed Ruto. As he points to a ground littered with an unusually large number of sun-bleached bones, he says this is the worst drought ever and is meant to wipe out the entire indigenous breed.

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