Fiji can exceed NZ dairy yields: Prof. Healy
March 31, 2019 12:42 pm
Experts from New Zealand have revealed that Fiji’s dairy production can exceed the Kiwi dairy yields.
Fiji National University, Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Healy says this is due to the natural resources Fiji currently obtains.
Professor Healy says these resources can also help boost the livestock industry.
“Experts funded by the NZ’S Ministry of Foreign Affairs told us that with good animal husbandry, dairy yields could exceed those of NZ given the high moisture contents of our grass but our dairy herds a beset with TB and as a result, we import most of our milk from NZ.”
Professor Healy says the government is doing its best to help enhance the livestock sector, however, relevant stakeholders should co-operate.
He adds helping animals and farmers is the key to unlocking the potential of the livestock sector.