Zambia Going the Udder Way

ZAMBIA - The role of dairy farmers is to ensure that good agricultural, hygienic and animal husbandry practices are employed at the farm level with the focus on preventing a problem, such as animal diseases rather than solving it after it has occurred, says Abdullah Lunet, assistant manager at Kalundu Dairy Farm in Chisamba Zambia.
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“Safety starts with us at farm level. This safety is through the type of animals that we have. A cow be it a local breed, mixed or pure genetic, must be able to sustain itself, produce large volumes of milk, be healthy, maintenance free and be able to produce offspring on a regular basis,” Lunet says.

“Feeding for efficient milk production is key in modern dairy farming,” Lunet says “With the increasing trend toward large scale herds and greater time demands on labour, it is essential that animals remain healthy and easy to manage.”

Kalundu Farm, one of the biggest commercial dairy farms in Zambia makes sure that its on-farm practises ensure that milk is produced by healthy animals under acceptable conditions and in balance with the local environment.

Source: AfricaNews

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