Kano State to Establish Milk Collection Centers

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Kano State Government is set to boost the state’s dairy industry through its planned 200 Milk Collection Centers (MCCs) to bridge the demand gap of milk-related produce.

The proposed MCCs can add 50,000 liters of milk daily, improve nutrition and curtail huge economic loss due to milk spoilage, the state government revealed.

State Project Coordinator, Kano Agro Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba Muhammad, made this known during a meeting with Livestock stakeholders on Thursday in Kano

The meeting was held to identify the sites for the execution of the project.

Muhammad explained that based on available statistics, each of the MCCs was expected to produce at least 250 liters of milk each day

He assured that when the proposed artificial insemination scheme takes off, the quantity will increase significantly.

The development, according to the PC, will further be reinforced by the intended intervention in small and largescale fodder production schemes.

The scheme will provide more pasture for the cattle and lead to increased dairy production, Project Coordinator added

He said, “In this regard, we have awarded consultancy for the design and supervision of the MCCs.

“If you bring the MCCs closer to communities, the Fulani milkmaids will not need to transport the milk over long distances, with the attendant risks, to sell their products. That is why we are looking for appropriate sites to build the centers”.

Each MCC, Muhammad further explained, would include cooling facilities, testing kits, a tank and a fodder bank among other things, noting that the centers would also be managed by a committee involving relevant stakeholders in the communities, for sustainability.

On his part, State Branch Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Alhaji Husaini Umar, who expressed satisfaction for the construction of the MCCs donated his farm at ‘Yan Rutu as one of the sites.

 

source AGRONIGERIA

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