Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) is a state corporation under the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries established through Gazette Notice No. L.N. 110 of September, 2011. It has been in operation since 1946 as CAIS and its mandate is to produce, preserve and conserve animal genetic material (semen embryo, tissues and live materials) and rear breeding bulls for provision of high quality disease free semen to meet national demand and for export. KAGRC works in close collaboration with other breeding organizations, societies and individual farms which provide herds for the breeding program such as the Kenya stud book, the Dairy Recording services of Kenya and the Livestock recording centre. KAGRC is currently operating several Liquid Nitrogen plants countrywide in order to facilitate access to the key preservative of bull semen.

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