Happy Cow Ltd

Happy Cow Ltd (HCL) is a leading dairy company and producer of a number of popular Kenyan dairy brands. The business has been in operation for 25 years, and produces a range of high value products including ‘Cheese Makers from Holland’ and ‘Hollander’ cheese brand and the ‘Jolly Fresh’ and ‘Yogies’ brands of yogurt.

The project

Happy Cow Ltd aims to improve the quality of raw milk, increase milk yields and increase the number of active farmers from 2,000 to 4,000. The project will also scale the Quality-Based Milk Payment System (QBMPS) and pay a premium of Ksh 1-2 per Kg for high quality milk. 

With support from AgriFI, the project aims to:

  • Train, mobilize and integrate 3,600 farmers in qualitybased milk payment system program.
  • Provide 3,600 farmers with extension services on improved dairy husbandry including animal productivity, silage making and animal fertility.
  • Support five cooperatives in implementing good dairy practices.
  • Train dairy farmers on short courses through the Dairy Training and Innovation Centre (DTIC).
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IN BRIEF

Sector

Dairy

Smallholders reached

3,600

Jobs created

78

Acres under climate smart agriculture

10,000 hectares

Counties

Baringo, Nakuru, Nyandarua