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Kebbi State urges herdsmen to embrace modern methods of cow milk marketing

The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu has appealed to herdsmen to adapt to modern methods of processing, packaging and marketing cow milk in order to improve cleanliness and profitability.

Bagudu gave the advice on Wednesday while speaking with some herdsmen in Era Fulani village in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

Professor develops new cattle feed that boosts milk yield

University Professor Moshood Belewu of University of Ilorin, Ilorin, has developed new cattle feed pellets that are capable of increasing the quantity and quality of milk produced by lactating cows.

The University of Ilorin Bulletin, which was issued on Monday, stated that Belewu of the Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, disclosed the innovation in a report he sent to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem.

FG sets up committee to create policy framework to boost dairy industry

The Federal Government said it has constituted a stakeholder’s committee to develop a policy framework to boost the dairy industry.

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and investment Hajia Aisha Abubakar, said that the objective is to attract and achieve local participation in the dairy business; ensure local content development of dairy; encourage joint venture opportunities across strategic segments of the dairy industry and provide financial relief to boost local growth through the participation of women and youths in the sector.

Kebbi State seeks partnership with FrieslandCampina WAMCO on dairy development

As part of efforts to boost internally generated funds and improve the lives of its farmers, the Kebbi State Government has sought the assistance of dairy giant FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk, to explore the potential for livestock breeding, local sourcing and development in the state.

The Governor of Kebbi State, His Excellency Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu paid a courtesy visit to the dairy maker on Thursday, 9th November 2017.

Nearly all dairy products consumed in Nigeria are imported, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group, says 98% of all dairy products consumed in Nigeria are imported.

“Ninety-eight per cent of all the milk and dairy products we consume in Nigeria are imported.

“This is why Dangote Group has planned to develop dairy plants, and develop homegrown milk production, to reduce importation,” he said.

Dangote Group to expand into dairy production

Dangote Group, Nigeria’s largest company by market value, with interest in cement manufacturing, oil and gas, sugar, among others is planning to go into dairy manufacturing.

The company has confirmed plans to commence dairy farming in 2018, starting with 50,000 cows, with milk production to begin in 2019.

FG applauds FC WAMCO for pioneering local milk sourcing, development

The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Chief Audu Ogbeh, has commended FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk, for laying the groundwork for local milk sourcing and development in the country, and for uplifting the lives of Nigerian dairy farmers.

The Minister made these comments on Monday July 10, while visiting the company’s state-of-the-art local milk collection facilities in Fashola Village and Iseyin town, both in Oyo State. The centres support the company’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP).

FrieslandCampina WAMCO commissions new milk collection centre in Saki, Oyo State

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, makers of Peak, Three Crowns and Friso brands of milk and the pioneer milk manufacturer in Nigeria, has commissioned a fifth milk collection facility for its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in Saki, Oyo State.

The facility was launched by his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, on June 8, 2017 in Saki community, Oyo State.

FC WAMCO and Sahel Capital Partners Sign MOU on Collaboration to further Nigeria Dairy Development Programme

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Nigeria Dairy Development Programme (NDDP).

The Nigeria Dairy Development Programme is a processor-led dairy programme collaboration between FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, Nigeria’s leading dairy company and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited. The programme aims to strengthen the Dairy Transformation Agenda of the Government by demonstrating proof-of-scale in Nigeria’s processor-led initiatives for dairy development as modelled by FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP).

FG and Arla Foods sign MoU for dairy development

The Federal Government said on Wednesday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Danish dairy company, Arla Foods, makers of Dano milk, and the world’s fourth largest dairy company, to develop the dairy industry in Nigeria.