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Arla Foods to build dairy in Kaduna

By Esther Chukwu Arla Foods, makers of Dano Milk, have signed an agreement with their joint-venture partner, Tolaram Group, to build a Denmark-designed commercial dairy…

By Esther Chukwu

Arla Foods, makers of Dano Milk, have signed an agreement with their joint-venture partner, Tolaram Group, to build a Denmark-designed commercial dairy farm in Kaduna State to boost local milk production.

In a statement, Arla Foods said the construction of the dairy, which has since started, was expected to be completed by the end of the year. The 200-hectare farm will house 400 imported cows, modern milking parlours, advanced animal cooling technology and all other modern technologies used in dairy farms today.

The farm will produce roughage for feeding and would have housing facilities for its employees. Arla Foods’ farm management expert, Snorri Sigurdsson, said, “We are highly delighted by the signing of the construction agreement with our joint-venture partners, Tolaram Group. This signals the beginning of greater things to come in the dairy sector in Nigeria, and we are truly happy to construct the farm in Kaduna, the Dairy State of Nigeria! Without a doubt, this collaboration will help a great deal to boost local milk production in Nigeria.”

The farm is located on the Damau Household Milk Farm project land where Arla has entered into a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the Kaduna State Government to support about 1,000 local dairy farmers.