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RMRDC launches project on im­proved milk pro­duc­tion in Taraba

- From Ma­gaji Isa Hunkuyi, Jalingo Food Industry · Agriculture · Industries · Rural Development

Raw Ma­te­rial Re­search De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (RMRDC) has launched a project on im­proved milk pro­duc­tion in Taraba state.

Dr Bola Olugbemi, a Di­rec­tor at RMRDC, who is also the co­or­di­na­tor of the project named ‘De­vel­op­ment of in­te­grated Di­ary and milk pro­duc­tion’, told stake­hold­ers at a meet­ing yes­ter­day, that the aim of the project was to make milk pro­duc­tion the main­stay of the na­tion’s econ­omy.

He said a team from RMRDC was in the state to com­mence a pilot scheme of ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion of some se­lected cows from few pas­toral groups to make them pro­duce 30 litres of milk per day in­stead of 2 litres per day.

Dr. Olugbemi dis­closed that a sim­i­lar project was suc­cess­fully car­ried out in Kaduna and Adamawa states.

In his ad­dress, Taraba state Com­mis­sioner of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment, Dr David Kassa said the project would not only boost milk pro­duc­tion but would also help tackle farm­ers/ herders clash since it re­quired cows to be in one place for max­i­mum milk pro­duc­tion.

Dr Kassa said the state has the high­est con­cen­tra­tion of live­stock in the coun­try which makes the state suit­able for milk pro­duc­tion.

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