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Fayemi Imports 227 Pregnant Cows From US




Governor Kayode Fayemi says his administration has imported greater than 200 pregnant cows from the USA of America.


Ekiti-owned Ikun Dairy Farm will handle the pregnant cows in Ikun-Ekiti. The farm is to function a prototype for the Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan.

It can handle the farmers-herders disaster in Ekiti, in response to Fayemi.

“These cows are going to be stationary. They don’t seem to be roaming anyplace. They don’t seem to be happening open grazing. They’re proper right here on the farm.

“ what? We have now suffered from open grazing not simply within the state however throughout the size and breadth of the nation.

“As soon as this mannequin works, it is going to be a sign of what we will obtain by the Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan,” stated the governor.

 Fayemi said this throughout an inspection of the newly-arrived 227 cows on the dairy farm and the farmland to domesticate hays.

He added that the built-in farm, designed to start manufacturing of 10,000 litres of milk each day, was a joint challenge of Ekiti and Promasidor Diary Firm.

Fayemi defined that the pregnant cows can be confined to their sheds on the farm.

In line with him, the state acquired about 500 hectares of land to develop fields to handle the animals to forestall them from roaming.

The governor stated,” The capability of the dairy farm, being put to make use of for the primary time within the final 40 years, has been expanded to run 24-hour operation in elevating of cattle and manufacturing of milk.

“The dairy farm will even reveal Nigeria’s capability to be a milk-producing nation reasonably than being a milk-importing nation.”

 Fayemi visited the ability within the firm of the farm’s Normal Supervisor, Hermann Kibler, and the Commissioner for Agriculture and Meals Safety, Olabode Adetoyi.

He expressed confidence within the private-public partnership association between the state authorities and Promasidor to ensure the sustainability and financial viability of the farm.

“This dairy farm has been right here for 40 years, and it has not been put to make use of. That is the primary time that it will be put into correct use. As now we have all the time stated within the state, agriculture is the pathway to progress, notably for us. We’re an agrarian society,” Fayemi stated.

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