NFC imports calf milk to address decrease in milk production
September 13, 2018 12:29 am
The Northland Farmers Co-operative is working on importing calf milk to address the decrease in milk production.
Co-operative Chairman Hirday Lakhan revealed this during the Northland Annual General meeting that was held yesterday in Korovou.
Lakhan says they have recorded a 10 percent decrease in their milk production in the last financial year due to tuberculosis.
He adds more than three hundred cows have been killed due to the disease and the Co-operative together with relevant agencies are working together to address the issue.
“The cooperative has started importing calf milk to assist farmers. But the farms have to be TB free to make an impact. If the TB is still going on the farms say for larger farm, they have lost a lot of animals so it will take a lot of time to build back.”
Lathan says the Northland Farmers’ Cooperative has 68 members of which four are bulk producers.