What is Dairy Production?
Dairy Production is the branch of agriculture which is especially devoted to the production of milk and the manufacture of butter, cheese, and other milk products. Although Nigeria is the largest producer of milk in West Africa and the third-largest in Africa, Nigeria produces less than 1% of her consumed milk with more than 99% being imported (ref: Friesland). The milk production system through the support of the Nigerian Dairy Development Program by FrieslandCampina is gathering momentum, and favorable policies made have encouraged private businesses to form partnerships with existing stakeholders in growing the dairy sector.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria is an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands one of the largest dairy cooperative in the world. In Nigeria, FrieslandCampina WAMCO ‘s (FCWAMCO) Dairy Development Programme (DDP) is targeted towards supporting the Federal Government’s initiative of improving dairy farming in Nigeria with the main aim of sourcing raw milk material from local producers.
Farmcenta, amongst other agric-tech companies, is taking a giant stride in the Dairy sub-sector by contributing to the production and multiplication of the supply of milk in the country through our dairy farm located in Oyo State which houses over a thousand cows. This step has led us to secure a long-term partnership with FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc (Peak Milk) one of the largest consumers of raw milk in the world.
Pictures of officials from the Friesland Campina on the ranch for assessment
This partnership has seen FrieslandCampina invest multi-million of naira on facilities and equipment’s on our ranch, and will also be setting up an MCP (Milk Collection Point) for easy control and extraction of quality milk from our farm. Farmcenta cattle ranch happens to be the first individual farm to have its own MCP (Milk Collection Point) in the whole South West Region. The partnership also includes the provision of technical expertise and experienced personnel to meet our daily target which is a minimum of 3,000 liters of raw milk per day.
Construction of Friesland MCP (Milk Collection Point) currently on-going on the ranch
The stage is set for milk collection and this is a great opportunity to invest and be a part of the change we are bringing to the milk production sector in Nigeria. Dairy Farm will be open for sponsorship on our platform soon, we are encouraging you to be a part of it.
Farmcenta team collecting milk from cows on the ranch
Farmcenta is an Agri-tech company that seeks to improve rural farming by addressing farmer’s critical farming needs such as mechanized tools, high yield seeds, training on climate-smart agriculture techniques, and off-take harvest to increase food production in Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to support SDG 2: Zero Hunger. Learn more by visiting our website at www.farmcenta.com or contact us via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.