FG Empowers 50 Bauchi Pastoralists With Modern Milk Production Skills

As part of its drive to boost local milk production in the country, the Federal Government has trained Bauchi pastoralists on modern best-practice methods of milk extraction and processing. 

The training brought together 50 pastoralists from the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State where the participants were presented with stainless steel milking buckets to further aid their trade. 
Speaking, the Controller of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture Bauchi office, Mr Daniel Abarshi said the training is aimed at boosting milk production in Nigeria because the production in the country is far below the minimum requirement.

He said the Federal government of Nigeria has been working to ensure that the animal Agriculture and milk industry in Nigeria is revived, part of which is such type of training.

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Mr Abarshi called on the beneficiaries to put into practice what they have learned with a view to improve their standard of living and help in filling the gap of protein requirement deficiency in Nigeria.

A resource person at the event, Dr Rose Danladi Idi said it is high time for pastoralists to embrace new methods of cattle rearing so as to boost their milk production.

To her, with Modern ways of rearing animals and milk extraction skills, a Pastoralist can keep 10 animals and get more profit than going about with a herd of cattle.

Some of the participants interviewed expressed delight in being part of the program which according to them will serve as a turning point in boosting their animal-rearing business.

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