In a meeting they conducted on September 4, dairy farmers in Mendefera and its environs expressed that they would play due role to satisfy market demand through boosting milk production. Mendefera, 9 September 2012- In a meeting they conducted on September 4, dairy farmers in Mendefera and its environs expressed that they would play due role to satisfy market demand through boosting milk production.
In a speech he conducted, Mr. Tekeste, chairperson of the association, said that the program to motivate every farmer to cultivate green animal feed had a big role in boosting milk production and that the association is cultivating green animal feed on more than 100 hectares of land in Hazemo, Tera-Emni, Adi-Ada and in Sheka-Wedibsirat.
Mr. Asefaw Eyasu, head of Ministry of Agriculture branch in the sub-zone, indicated that the Government has finalized preparation to provide the association with milk processing factory and a refrigerator with capacity of holding 5 thousand liters of milk in recognition of the efforts the association is exerting.
Dr. Okbazgi Kifle, head of animal resources in the region, indicated that the Mendefera and its environs Dairy Farming Association that has been establish 17 years ago with 50 members, currently has 1327 members and that from 4683 milk cows is supplying to the market daily 5 thousand liters of milk.
Mr. Osman Arafa, representative of Mendefera sub-zone administrator, explained that the association is exemplary at a national level and that the sub-zone would contribute the level of its capacity to ensure that the association plays due role in the endeavors to ensure food security.