To curb cattle theft and boost disease control, over 30,000 cattle in Marakwet East will receive electronic branding starting Wednesday.
This tech revolutionizes cattle ID, monitoring, safety via advanced livestock management integration.
Trained veterinary teams will use electric boluses for electronic identification.
These chips hold detailed cattle data – name, color, breed, gender, owner, location, age, and more.
The comprehensive database aids tracking, disease control, and quicker theft response.
Sub-county Vet Officer Dr. Benson Kilimo prioritizes border areas susceptible to theft.
Technology complements hot iron branding, creating a multi-layered ID and traceability system.
An initial pilot targets 15,000 high-risk zone animals for electronic branding.
The project aims to enhance disease control, raise meat quality for exports, and stimulate the local economy.
Electronic chip data synchronizes for swift theft tracking and animal recovery.
Advanced tracking chips combat cattle rustling, aiding law enforcement and returning stolen animals.
Dr. Kilimo highlights the economic benefit. Disease-free zones could access the lucrative export market.
The electronic branding initiative sparks optimism among stakeholders.
The mix of technology, vet expertise, and tradition will foster a robust system for cattle theft control, disease management, and economic growth.
This innovative leap signifies progress in livestock management, urging other regions to follow suit for sustainable agriculture and enhanced livestock protection.