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Turning Rabbit Urine Into Cash

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Farmers in Kenya are now making a kill selling rabbit urine. This comes at a time when organic farming is being fronted as a solution to reduce prevalence of lifestyle diseases in the country.

People are becoming more conscious and specific in what they eat; and as a result, organically produced commodities are now popular. Additionally, organic farming plays a big role in environment conservation.

It is for these and more reasons that more farmers are tapping into the business of harvesting and selling rabbit urine as a foliar fertilizer.  According to the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), rabbit urine contains nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for healthy crop growth.

It is advisable for one to position rabbit cages in such a way that that urine is collected and drained into a filling container. One rabbit produces an average of 250ml of urine daily. A litre of raw rabbit urine costs between Sh300 and Sh500. However, there are companies that package the urine and sell it at prices of between Sh600 to Sh800 per half a litre. 

Organizations such as Kenya Commercial Rabbit Consortium Limited (KCRC) buy rabbit urine from farmers and convert it into organic fertilizer. These organizations must submit samples of the fertilizer to the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) for testing. KARI has to certify the fertilizer for use before it is released to the market.

According to KCRC, the urine is mixed with compost and allowed to ferment for 3 weeks in order to convert it into liquid fertilizer. To apply the liquid fertilizer on the crops, one mixes it with water in a ratio of 200ml of fertilizer to 20 litres of water. The mixture is put in a pump and sprayed on the crops and can be applied on an acre of land.

The spraying should be done early in the morning and late in the evening as this is when the stomata are open. The leaves take in the manure directly while the rest is absorbed by the soil.

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  1. Michael
    January 31, 2021 at 8:31 am

    hey am Michael, wanted to acquire on how I can sell my rabbits urine. I humbly request you contact me via phone , 0701581698.

    • Allan Omaset
      February 2, 2021 at 5:34 am

      Hi, thanks for the interest in our site, and on the article above in particular, you will be contacted as soon as possible.

  2. Paul kumani
    February 14, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Hi.kindly help me sell raw rabbit urine.kindly contact me 0768227612

  3. Titus Mbuthia
    February 25, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Hey there, am Titus a Kenyan;23 years old, new in rabbit farming and really looking for a ready market for my rabbit urine, will you please help,
    Email: titombush@gmail.com
    Tel :0799487758

  4. Naffutali gitau
    March 12, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Hello am naffutali gitau 21yrs old from Nairobi and i have pure raw rabbit urine for sale please contact me via 0793653755 I humbly request you to give me the market

  5. Antonio Maina
    March 16, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Hey
    I’m looking to sell rabbit urine.
    I’m located in nanyuki town.
    My contacts 0707044290.
    Kindly assist.

  6. Joseph Njau
    April 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Hi I’m Joseph from Juja looking for rabbit urine market pliz help 0724435216

  7. Mercy
    May 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Hello, am a rabbit farmer ,would like to acquire a rabbit urine market please

  8. John Chege
    May 9, 2021 at 5:03 am

    Where can I sell my rabbits urine. I live along waiyaki way.

  9. Ibrahim
    July 8, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Hello, am a rabbit farmer ,would like to acquire a rabbit urine market please

    0745949518

  10. Serah kimeu
    July 29, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Hello am serah located in oloitoktok, wanted market for rabbit urine. How much quantity do you take?

  11. Serah Mungai
    August 4, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Hello I am Serah from Kiserian looking for market for rabbit urine. Call me on 0754 36 20 31

  12. Scholastica Kagendo
    August 4, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Looking for CUSTOMER to buy rabbit urine . Am based in embu county
    0724202124

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