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Nigerian cows produce less milk than cows in other countries – Minister of Agriculture

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that cows bred in Nigeria top the list of worst milk producing cows in the world.

The minister made the assertion at the 79th anniversary of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos on Thursday.

He said that an average Nigerian cow produces less than one litre of milk per day compared to its counterparts in other countries where they produce as much as 100 litres per day.

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.

Arla Foods visits local dairy farms, restates confidence in potentials of Nigerian dairy sector

Danish dairy giant, Arla Foods has expressed confidence in the potentials of Nigerian diary sector after completing a first round of field visits organized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to meet with local dairy farmers in Nigeria.

FrieslandCampina to invest N3bn in Dairy Development in Nigeria


FrieslandCampina announced that it would invest N3bn in its dairy development small holder farmer programme in Nigeria.

The investment was part of an agreement reached between the Federal Government of Nigeria and dairy giant, Royal FrieslandCampina of the Netherlands, during a recent two-day working visit by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, to the company.

Nigeria, Arla Foods advance talks on dairy farming

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has begun substantive talks with Arla Foods, one of the world’s largest dairy companies and a major player in the Nigerian dairy sector on the development of the Nigerian dairy sector.

A high-powered delegation from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, on Wednesday held talks in Denmark with Arla Foods.

Federal Government sets out plan for growing grass for cattle grazing

The Federal Government is set to begin implementing a special grass cultivation programme across the country as a means of mitigating the recurring clashes between farmers and nomadic cattle herdsmen.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this to the media when he received the Surveyor General of the Federation, Mr. Ebisintei Awudu at his office.

Nigeria loses $1.3bn yearly to dairy importation, says Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe has said that Nigeria loses over $1.3bn annually on dairy importation.

The minister lamented that “this was unsustainable and unacceptable with the huge potential Nigeria has to, not only produce enough dairy for its consumption, but for export purposes.”