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Bulilima Dairy Farm Produces 1 Million Litres Of The "Cleanest Milk" In The Country Annually

Bulilima Dairy Farm Produces 1 Million Litres Of The

A dairy farm in Bulilima District, Matabeleland South Province produces 3 per cent of the country’s national milk supply, and the milk is considered to be the cleanest in the country.

The farm, Sedgemoor Dairy Farm, is milking 190 cows and producing 3 000 litres of milk every day.

The farm also provides processed goods such as cheese and butter and supplies Dairibord Zimbabwe Limited with milk every two days.

The company’s co-director, Pamela Rauch, said they are expecting to increase milk production next month to 4 000 litres per day as it will be milking 250 cows.

Rauch, who runs the farm with her husband Richard, was speaking on Tuesday, 10 May, at the farm during a field day attended by Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water Climate and Rural Development Ministry officials. She said:

We currently are milking 190 cows. This is the lowest time of the year for us, but by the end of June, we will be back to milking 250 cows.

We are currently producing 3 000 litres of milk a day and we will increase to 4 000 litres by the end of June.

With a viable cost of production, we can reach 5000 litres per month.

In 2021, our production dropped severely due to the heavy rains, that were received in January and February and the constant increase in input costs.

Our forecast for 2022 does not look like it will go on an upward trend due to the increase in fuel, stockfeed and fertilisers.

A Dairibord Zimbabwe Limited official told Ministry officials that Sedgemoor was one of the leading dairy farms in the country. Said the official:

If I may tell you, the greatest secret that is here is that the farm here gives us the cleanest milk in the country.

I don’t hesitate to take a glass of milk when I come here because it is very, very clean milk.

This kind of milk helps us to produce quality products that can last long in the market.

Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water Climate and Rural Development chief director Professor Obert Jiri:

We are at a giant farm significantly contributing to national milk production.

Despite the challenges that we heard, that we saw that they have, they are still going on.

So, this is no mean feat. We are the consumers of milk and we must make sure that we contribute to its production.

We need to know the number of dairy farmers in Matabeleland and how we can get a million litres so that the Dairibord plant can run.

Zimbabwe produces 89 million litres of milk annually against the national demand of 120 million litres and spends substantial amounts of forex to bridge the shortfall.

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15 Comments

ttyl 1 month ago

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Ghetto Yut 1 month ago

dai musina kumbozvitaura henyu makudo aye akutouya kupurazi ikoko havadi kuona chakanaka vano looter ava


Gabarinocheka 1 month ago

ivhu kuvanhu ...mombe dzange dziri project yemayouth yekupasirana sebhora murungu akaramba anayo saka mangwana yusi Yese to dhipuloya muzvikwenzi tonotora mukaka uyu totengesa ...mombe today nyama mapepa epurazi iri atoripo rakapiwa shefu pa Hondo yeminda..atiitei tichigocha imwe mombe dzawandisa upfumi ndehwedu uhwu......nyika inovakwa nevene vayo


Mkanya 1 month ago

Vakomana torai purazi mupe ma youth emusangano. Production inokwira 50000 litres


El Zorro Dorado 1 month ago

If you are milking all those litres for human consumption ko mhuru dzomwei nhai imi


dairy manager 1 month ago

ok let me school u a bit when a cow delivers acalf we take the calf to its dam/mother so that it suckles first milk from the dam ,the milk is called Colostrum which have all antibodies need to fight dizz,it only sucks for 3days and we wean off the calf todziisa muCalf pen when it will be introduced to calf starter meal which is not milk but powdery feed inoita senge powdered milk so,from there the dam and calf wont see each other,calf will get calf grower,

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Concord France 1 month ago

Thank you for advertising yo purazi rakasara sei torida vakomana batai munhu uyo handei isati yanaya Chinotimba uripiii


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

You have exposed yourself to us the Vampires, your Farm should subscribe for Zanu-PF fundraising. How come your were spared on farm invasion. We are eyeing for your assets

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Da truth 1 month ago

Tokuzivai musazoenda mondotora purazi iroro moti ivhu kuvatema tokuzivai endai ku esidhakkeni kuya mugumire ikoko mato tengeswa murungu uyu next month rototorwa nevakuru Vaya be Bulawayo vadingadi kunzwa kuti pane panzi pari gud mu Bulawayo musvode ndichakuvhunzai mumemusi kwatorwa atochekereswa uyooo


Maparamuro 1 month ago

It's a community project, those are community cows that they appropriated, they must pass them on or else Tafadzwa/Takudzwa or whoever that youtheez leader is coming to force them to do so 🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣😂


Da Truth 1 month ago

Makudo musanyara kokwamakatora ivhu kuriku produsiwa ma litres mangani murungu ndosaka zvakabatana # stop rascim and copy from the wise .Here vachena enda kwana black Jesus uwone 38 hacters uswa,nevakadzi 48 including ma girlfriends mota Landrover discovery 4 , cellphone I phone gold 20 000 USD , laptop, 🍎 kkkk sutu,Armani,watch,Rolex gold ,magirazi ekumeso,Ray bun,ndiwe Gucci,ndozim farming kkkk the black way of doing business


kwacho kwachu 1 month ago

zvonzwika ..muka

Da Truth 1 month ago

Ndati whiteman mean business black vakadzi mucheno expensive cars nedoro ro dhura bling bling chete mwanangu kkkk

Da Truth Jnr 1 month ago

Mukuti chiiko baba, hazvisi kunzwisisika zvamukutaura

😖😖 1 month ago

saka



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