James Mureithi: Nakuru Farmer Making Up To Ksh 80,000 Per Month From Rabbit Urine, Droppings

James Mureithi, a rabbit farmer hailing from Nakuru County, has found success in the rabbit farming industry, generating a monthly income ranging from Ksh 70,000 to Ksh 80,000 by selling various rabbit products, particularly rabbit urine and droppings.

Mureithi shared his journey into rabbit farming during an interview with Imagine Business, disclosing that he initially began in 2016 with the sole purpose of obtaining rabbit urine for personal farm use. However, as the project expanded, he recognized its potential and decided to transition into commercial rabbit farming.

Speaking about his monthly income, Mureithi emphasized that the decision to focus on rabbit farming was driven by the lucrative returns it offered. Apart from selling live rabbits, he markets rabbit urine at Ksh 100 per liter and rabbit droppings at Ksh 100 per kilogram. On a successful month, Mureithi manages to generate a substantial income ranging between Ksh 70,000 and Ksh 80,000.

Highlighting the thriving market for rabbit products, Mureithi expressed optimism about the growing interest in rabbit meat among consumers. He asserted that the demand for rabbit farming is on the rise, attracting both novice farmers and individuals keen on exploring the unique taste of rabbit meat, which he priced at Ksh 1,000 per kilogram.

However, Mureithi acknowledged the challenges inherent in the rabbit farming business. He identified maintaining a clean environment for the rabbits and preventing them from contracting diseases as significant hurdles. Stressing the importance of cleanliness, he noted that most rabbit diseases stem from human-related factors, underscoring the need for meticulous care in their management.

In conclusion, James Mureithi’s journey into rabbit farming has proven not only financially rewarding but also reflective of the increasing demand and potential for growth within the rabbit farming industry.