Richard Gibson shows Samburu farmers his cows on a laptop
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Kenyan farmer: 'You're lucky not to have lions in UK'

Dairy farmer Richard Gibson frequently finds himself complaining about the weather in England, the cost of animal feed and the low price of the milk he sells, but he realised his problems are minimal when he visited the Samburu farmers of northern Kenya.

In the second episode of a BBC documentary series, Mr Gibson discovered how the Samburu struggle to find water to give their cattle and have to protect the herd from wild animals as well as other tribes who are often heavily armed.

In this clip, the Yorkshire-born farmer brings out his tablet computer and shows village elder Lemerigichen his cows back home in Devon and the ultra-modern milking parlour he uses to produce a million litres of milk a year.

Lemerigichen and the other farmers watch in amazement and tell Mr Gibson how lucky he is not to have to fight off lions and hyenas.

Watch Toughest Place To Be A....Farmer on Sunday, 17 March, 21:00 GMT, BBC Two and for seven days afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 17 Mar 2013
  • From the section World