Worugus is a commercial feedlot whose core activity is buying steers from pastoralists, fatten them and sell to premium markets. The model involves working through aggregators who collect steers from livestock producers, bulk them and transport them to Woragus farm in Laikipia. The steers are bought at the farm gate at a cost of Ksh 25,000 per steer by use of the physical characteristics (The physical ability to put on weight once they arrive at the feedlot). The period of fattening the steer ranges between eight months to one year where animals are put on a nutritious diet to stimulate weight gain after which they are sold to Farmers Choice, East African Sea Foods and other local butcheries that the feedlot has contracts with. Woragus also supports the pastoralists through provision of high quality pedigree for breeding to improve the breeds and purchase them animals hence linking them to the market. Woragus manufactures animal feeds too.
- Entrepreneur Name:Mark Myatt-Taylor
- Phone number:0702093559
- Thematic Area:Agribusiness