=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === As part of efforts to boost milk production, through the state-owned Ikun Dairy Farm, the Ekiti State Government has imported 250 cows from the United States.
This is part of a joint venture programme with Promasidor Group, a food and beverage company, as disclosed by Akin Oyebode, the state Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, via a tweet, on Thursday.
The cows which arrived in crates at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. were taken for delivery to Ikun Dairy Farm Limited, Oyebode said, noting that the state now has 300 cows as it works towards having a total of 500.
“Update: 250 cows arrived this morning, for onward delivery to Ikun Dairy Farm Limited; a JV between Ekiti state government and Promasidor Group. We now have 300 jersey cows, and almost 500 in total. We moo-ve!” the tweet reads.
The Ekiti State Government revealed that Promasidor had invested $5 million into Ikun dairy farm for the purchase of equipment, provision of appropriate herd of cattle, and development of an out-grower scheme with local farmers for providing feed for the cattle.
PROJCTED IMPACT: Ikun dairy farm’s projection of reaching 10,000 liters of milk daily with cows from the USA. Will, no doubt, help develop not just the economy of Ogun State, but contribute to the country’s overall economic growth and diversification drive.