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Ekiti state imports dairy 250 cows to boost milk production

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The Ekiti State government will be boosting milk production in the country with the importation of 250 cows from the United States.

This was disclosed in a tweet on Friday, the Ekiti state government says that the arrival of the cows was part of a joint venture programme with Promasidor Group, a food and beverage firm based in Nigeria.
The tweet had added that this initiative would help boost milk production through the state-owned Ikun Dairy Farm.
The State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Akin Oyebode, in the tweet @ekitistategov, said the cows arrived in crates at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, adding the jersey cows were taken for delivery to Ikun Dairy Farm Limited.
Oyebode further explained that the State now has 300 cows as it works towards having a total of 500.
“Update: 250 cows arrived this morning, for onward delivery to Ikun Dairy Farm Limited; a JV between Ekiti State government and Promasidor Group. We now have 300 jersey cows, and almost 500 in total. We moo-ve!” the tweet reads.
In August last year, Ekiti State government hinted Promasidor had invested $5 million into Ikun dairy farm for the purchase of equipment, provision of appropriate herd of cattle, and development of an out-grower scheme with local farmers for providing feed for the cattle.
However, the United States mission in the country had also said that Ikun dairy farm targets 10,000 liters of milk daily.
“Ikun dairy farm plans to reach 10,000 liters of milk daily with cows from the USA. A great collaboration with Consulate Lagos that helps Nigeria grow and diversify its economy,” the tweet said.
Ikun dairy farm plans to reach 10,000 liters of milk daily with cows from the USA. A great collaboration with Consulate Lagos that helps Nigeria grow and diversify its economy.

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