WELCOME TO KLBA
Who is Kenya Livestock Breeders Association (KLBA)?
The KLBA is a farmer’s body formed with a specialized function of promoting and coordinating livestock breeding in Kenya through two schemes, livestock registration, and performance recording.
Our Mandate and Objectives
To be the best Livestock Registration and Performance Recording Center and bring Livestock and Recording attain international standards.
To improve livestock breeding through effective and efﬁcient livestock registration and performance recording services for improved food security and livelihoods.
- To keep records of the pedigrees, recording births, deaths and transfers, and performance data of livestock and issue certificates of registration and performance recording, and publish such pedigrees and recordings in the form decided on by the Association in collaboration with the livestock breeders’ societies;
- To encourage and promote the breeding and genetic improvement of the production of potential livestock in Kenya;
- To verify the pedigrees of imported livestock.
- To determine the conditions for membership of the Association.
- To grant membership to livestock breeders' societies.
- To safeguard and advance the common interests of breeders of pure-bred livestock, registering with the Association, as well as breeders of commercial livestock in Kenya and other countries.
- To render technical and advisory services to its members.
- To promote the export of livestock, which have been registered or recorded with the Association and of semen, ova, or embryos from livestock registered or recorded in terms of this Constitution
This is the livestock registration center with a major objective of recording and maintaining accurate and authentic ancestral and identiﬁcation information of animals with due regard to dates of birth and extended pedigree details.
Functions of Kenya Stud Book
- Setting up livestock registration rules in liaison with the breed societies -breeds standards of excellence.
- Registration and issuance of certiﬁcates for both Grade and pedigree stock.
- Promotion of proper animal identiﬁcation.
- Effecting livestock transfers and issuance of export certiﬁcates.
- Running the Up-grading scheme.
- Is the secretariat to member livestock breed societies.
This is the country’s milk recording scheme where systematic measurement and recording of daily milk yields. The scheme also ensures systematic sampling and recording of milk for quality analysis all of which are summarized in form of reports at the end of a lactation period.
Functions of Dairy Recording Service of Kenya
- To collect and collate lactation data from registered farms.
- To prepare lactation certiﬁcates for registered herds.
- To process herd average reports.
- To maintain and avail relevant production data to the Genetic Advisory Committee for purposes of the Contract mating scheme.
- To avail relevant data to the Livestock Recording Center for the purposes of progeny testing (evaluation of genetic merit of Artiﬁcial Insemination bulls) and recruitment of dams for contract mating.
- To offer advice on good livestock husbandry through extension services.
What We've Done
We're here to help you make profits in your livestock enterprise
Why Register and Record your Livestock with (KLBA)?
Benefits at Farm Level
- At the farm, milk record reports guide the farmers in monitoring the performance of the farm managers.
- They form the base for making management decisions e.g. – selection, culling, claims, feeding, breeding.
- Value addition – registered and recorded stock fetch a better price compared to unregistered ones.
- Consistency in breeding and milk recording guarantees ownership of pedigree without necessarily spending a fortune.
- Chance to beneﬁt from the contract mating and progeny testing schemes.
- Marketing opportunities- through entry to the Kenya Stud Book Volume, Exhibitions during the Agricultural Society of Kenya Shows, Kenya stud Book ofﬁce, and Bulls at the Bull Stations in Kenya.
Benefits at National Level
- Program Important as resource materials for research by Research Institutions, Universities, and for national planning purposes.
For the national livestock breeding program.
Efﬁciency leads to increased production and hence improvement in national food security.