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RMRDC launches project on improved milk production in Taraba

- From Magaji Isa Hunkuyi, Jalingo

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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