Arla Foods inaugurates state-of-the-art Dairy Farm in Kaduna, Nigeria – African Business

0 18

Arla Meals (, maker of Dano Milk, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art dairy farm in Kaduna as a part of the corporate’s efforts to make sure sustainable milk manufacturing in Nigeria. The farm situated in Damau village, Kubau Native Authorities Space, Kaduna State, was inaugurated on Thursday, Could 25, 2023, by the Government Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

Talking on the inauguration ceremony, Governor El-Rufai described the newly commissioned dairy farm as a major milestone and game-changer for the dairy sector in Nigeria. He counseled the administration of Arla Meals for having religion and confidence in Nigeria and the Kaduna State Authorities.

Governor El-Rufai defined that the Arla Dairy Farm is one other testomony to the dedication of the Kaduna State Authorities to collaborating with non-public organisations and offering the enabling surroundings for companies to arrange and thrive within the state. He urged the incoming Governor of the State, Senator Sani Uba, to proceed to assist Arla and different corporations with investments within the state for financial prosperity.

The Arla Farm – a state-of the-art Danish designed dairy farm – is the primary of its sort in Nigeria and with it, Arla is creating the way forward for dairy in Nigeria. Designed to make sure optimum animal welfare and productiveness, the Farm will likely be a showcase for sustainable milk manufacturing in Nigeria. It covers 400 Ha of land, with the capability to deal with 400 milking cows and 1000 animals in whole. At the moment, the farm is house to 216 Danish Holstein cows, which arrived in Could 2023 and are settling nicely into their new surroundings.

In his welcome deal with, the Government Vice President of Arla Meals Worldwide, Simon Stevens, described the completion of the farm as an enormous achievement for Arla Meals in its journey in Nigeria and globally, noting that this success exemplifies the importance of strong partnership and the huge potential obtainable in Nigeria. He disclosed that the mission was conceived consistent with the hunt to attain numerous United Nations’ Sustainable Improvement Objectives, together with 2, 8, 12 and 17.

“This milestone symbolises what could be achieved with sturdy partnerships. We are able to see how the contribution of the Kaduna State Authorities, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, NGOs, the farming group, and lots of extra have helped to ship a giant mission. I’m joyful that lots of my colleagues are celebrating this joyous event in Lagos and on the world headquarters in Denmark. And once you go searching at these services, I hope you might be full of satisfaction as I’m. Apart from, this achievement symbolises the huge potential we see in Nigeria and the thrilling journey this nation is on. Now we have been a part of this journey for fairly a while, and we’re extraordinarily dedicated to persevering with to play a component and contribute to the event of the dairy trade,” Stevens stated.

He added that the farm, delivered at an funding value of over 10 million euros, would function a spot of milk manufacturing and an epicentre of dairy farming information.

In his remarks, Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, Sune Krogstrup, famous that the mission demonstrates Arla Meals’ dedication to boosting the native dairy phase of the agricultural worth chain that may positively influence the economic system of Kaduna State and contribute considerably to Nigeria’s GDP.

Additionally talking, the Head of Arla Meals West Africa, Mrs Anna Månsson, famous that the commissioning of the mission is a fruits of a sequence of occasions that started with the signing of a lease settlement with the Kaduna State Authorities in 2021, ensuing within the securing of farmland and adopted by building work. Månsson additionally famous that the state-of-the-art dairy farm is the primary of its sort in Nigeria, poised to outline the way forward for dairy in Nigeria.

Månsson famous that over 40 folks could be straight employed on the farm, as this could function a method of livelihood to Nigerians, particularly these throughout the Damau group of Kaduna state. She defined that the farm is predicted to supply 1.6 million kg of milk in 2024, with a goal of 4 million kg of milk annual manufacturing.

In his goodwill message, the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, famous that he’s proud to be related to such an enormous funding as this could result in financial transformation to the folks of Kaduna State and past.

“I’m joyful to have witnessed many strategic investments in my area over the previous few years. This sort of funding – Arla Farm, can solely be present in different climes, however I’m glad I’m witnessing such in my reign. On this foundation, I want to say a giant thanks to Arla Meals, and Kaduna State Authorities’s administration and employees for this funding,” Bamalli stated.

In her remarks, the Managing Director of Kaduna Markets Administration and Improvement Firm, Tamar Nandul, said that the company is proud to be related to Arla Meals and the worth addition to Kaduna state funding.

Nandul acknowledged that the farm is unarguably essentially the most superior single farm in Nigeria and famous that this mission would go a great distance to enhance profitability for herders, revolutionise the state’s dairy worth chain and convey about everlasting options to the herder-farmer disaster.

Additionally talking, Vice President of Finance for the Worldwide Zone, Arla Meals, Steen Futtrup said that the official opening of the farm is a transparent instance of the corporate’s dedication to Nigeria, saying that the corporate is optimistic that the farm would make a major influence on the native dairy trade.

Talking on the options of the farm, The Managing Director, Arla Nigeria, Peder Pedersen, said that the mission, which covers 400 hectares of land with the capability to deal with 400 milking cows and 1,000 animals, is designed to make sure optimum animal welfare and productiveness.

Pedersen famous that the farm is house to 216 Danish Holstein cows, which arrived just a few days in the past and are settling nicely into their new surroundings. Based on him, the Holstein breed, identified to have a better yield per cow than native breeds, is predicted to supply 5 million kg of milk per yr on the farm’s full capability.

He said that the farm has state-of-the-art expertise that provides consolation for animals and helps an excellent deal in producing high-yielding milking cows.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Arla Meals.

For additional enquiries, contact:
Identify: Funmilayo Oduntan
Designation: Challenge Supervisor
E-mail: [email protected]         
Telephone: +2349114692366

About Arla Meals:
Arla Meals is a dairy firm with round 8400 farmer homeowners in seven Northern European nations. Our philosophy of manufacturing pure, wholesome, and high-quality dairy merchandise dates again to the Eighties when dairy farmers in Denmark and Sweden joined forces with one frequent aim: To create and supply the most effective dairy merchandise.

This Press Launch has been issued by APO. The content material will not be monitored by the editorial group of African Enterprise and never of the content material has been checked or validated by our editorial groups, proof readers or truth checkers. The issuer is solely answerable for the content material of this announcement.


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More