…Ikun Dairy Farm now operational for Milk Production
Ikun Dairy Farm, a joint venture company in partnership with Promasidor, is now operational for milk production with the first 100 cows in place, and a plan to add 300 more once lockdown eases. Within the next 18-24months, the factory will produce 10,000ltrs of milk daily.
This development is a result of the pact that was sealed on behalf of Ekiti State by the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Anders Einarsson on July 23, 2019, in Abuja.
This partnership attracted a new investment of $5 million into Ikun Dairy Farm, which will be used to purchase equipment, provide the appropriate herd of cattle, and develop an out-grower scheme for providing feed for the cattle.
Presently, the upgrade of farmhouses and milking bay, and shed repairs are almost completed. These facilities will ensure a balance between dairy production, livestock well-being, environmental preservation, and long-term farm sustainability.
Arable land cultivation has also commenced with the completion of land clearing. Equally, the feed has been procured to keep dairy cows in good condition, maximise their milk production potential, and fulfil the nutrient need of dairy cattle cost-effectively.
The procurement of farm equipment has commenced & the recruitment of the farm manager & first set of community workers have been completed. This process will enable the effective & responsible management of human resources & ensure farm tasks are carried out safely & competently.
The estimated daily milk production of 10,000 litres within the next 18-24 months will require a speedy and reliable mode of transportation for rapid delivery to local markets and exports. This sector will be a huge economic benefit for the Ekiti Agro-Allied cargo connectivity.
As productivity and revenue increases, Ikun Dairy Farm will create hundreds of jobs directly, and indirectly and also improve the economy of Ikun-Ekiti, the host community, surrounding communities, and Ekiti State at large.
Source: Ekiti State Government