Land And Land Use
The average private farm size for small-scale holders is 2 acres while for large-scale holders is 20 acres. Laikipia is dominantly a pastureland with 48 ranches that are greater than 2000 acres in size. The ranches occupy over 50per cent of the total land area in the county. There are 30 ranches owned by companies and individuals and 13 owned by the community as group ranches. The group ranches are mainly in the northern part occupying about 67,720.2 hectares. Average land holding in the community/group ranches per household is 10.06 hectares. The private ranches practice wildlife conservancy and beef cattle rearing. The average size of the ranches is 4,046.9 hectares.