As part of efforts to boost local milk production in Nigeria, the Ikun Dairy Farm Limited (IDFL), a joint venture between Promasidor Nigeria Limited and Ekiti State Government (EKSG), has announced the arrival of the first batch of pregnant Jersey cows from a minimum pre-ordered pool of over 500 heifers from the United States.
The Cargo with the cows arrived at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport Lagos as an addition to the biological pool of 192 indigenous and crossbreeds available on the farm.
It was disclosed that Ikun Dairy Farm Limited through Promasidor and Ekiti State Government, with the immeasurable support of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is working towards ensuring that more of the breed would arrive in the coming weeks.
This is to make the dairy farm a model of backward integration in the sourcing and use of local raw materials for milk production.
But for logistic reasons, bordering airlifting, the farm would have taken delivery of at least 500 Jersey breed cows, Promasidor said. It added that the farm would boost local milk production.