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Bles Dairies has been active in consultancy activities in East Africa for several years, in the past under the name The Friesian. To service customers in East Africa from short distance and in every aspect of the dairy value chain, we established in 2016 Bles Dairies East Africa Ltd.







Africa’s growing (youth) population and demographic developments lead to a high demand for milk and dairy products. The (East) African dairy sector does have a large potential, but at the moment its insufficient capacity causes a huge gap between supply and demand.

It is acknowledged that dairy is a strategic factor in the movement of populations out of poverty. The development of the dairy sector will fight malnutrition and increases incomes of the smallholder farmers. However the possibility to achieve results exists, challenges in the dairy sector still remain. To face these, and to keep up with the quick developments in the fast emerging East African dairy market, we established a local presence in Kenya.

Headquartered out of Eldoret, Kenya, we provide services across the entire dairy value chain. As a result, the organization of Bles Dairies East Africa Ltd. consists of different business sections (3): Trade, Farming and Consultancy. The Trade section deals with the sales of high quality livestock and genetics. The section of Farming deals with livestock rearing and demonstration. Consultancy focuses on developing and improving dairy, in Kenya as well as in countries in the region. More concretely, a Dairy Consultancy & Advisory Service (DCAS) has been formed, which offers pre- and after sales advisory services to (aspirant) clients. The objective of this service is to assure that farmers are able to receive and rear dairy cows, sold by Bles Dairies East Africa, and to successfully manage them.

Concretely, Bles Dairies can help your dairy operation in:
– Improvement of the quality of your milk
– Increase your milk production volume
– Training on all dairy topics, such as animal nutrition, animal health etc.
– Reduce your bio security and food safety risk
– Manage your farms on an interim or permanent basis
– Solve your farm’s animal waste problems
– Develop your business plan and assess your strategy

Whatever your question might be, we have the expertise and the experience. We have supported small holder dairy farms, medium and large commercial farming operations and processing companies.

Local presence of Bles Dairies in East Africa creates access for farmers to among others high quality Livestock and Genetics and enables them to raise the productivity of their herd. In this way we intend to create a further boost to improving dairy business in (East) Africa.

Mr. Dirk Harting is Managing Director of Bles Dairies East Africa and our representative in Africa. Here is an overview of the team.

Dirk Harting
T: +254 7960 27638
E: d.harting@bles-dairies.nl

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