Baitambogwe Dairy Co-operative Society Limited began as a group of 30 members in 2002
and it became an association in 2005. The co-op formally registered with the registrar
of co-operatives on 3rd May 2011 and was given a registration certificate NO: 9604/RCS.
The co-op is found in Mayuge district and covers eight Sub counties including; Wairasa,
Magamaga Town Council, Baitambogwe, Imanyiro, Bukatube, Mayuge Town Council, Buwaya and
The cooperative has grown over time from 140 members in 2011 to 472 by end of 2017. In addition the cooperative has 236 shareholders having 296 shares.
Collective milk bulking and marketing; got from members as well as non-members. Currently collecting between 100 to 250 Liters per day depending on the season. Getting it from 15-30 farmers. Why low volumes? Long distances hence transport costs are high yet there are low volumes, less milk produced by farmers, high farm gate prices, lack milk handling equipment like coolers, cans, poor milk handling in non-members because they lack the skills to handle milk, inadequate transport means.