By Agnes Nantambi
Four Dairy Cooperative societies in Kazo and Kiruhura districts have received milk coolers and Mini dairy.
The state minister for Animal husbandry, Bright Rwamirama, handed over the equipment. The minister was accompanied by National Agriculture and Advisory Services (NAADs) executive director Dr Samuel Mugasi and Dairy Development Authority region manager Moses Ahimbisibwe.
The minister implored farmers to maintain high-quality dairy standards that will enable their products to compete in both local and regional markets.
“As a government, we are working towards opening markets for dairy products, but this can only be realised if the quality of the products is high,” Rwamirama said.
He said the government is working towards setting up standard slaughterhouses disclosing that Uganda will soon resume meat export.
The farmers led by the district councillor, Ephraim Rwehonda, complained of the fake acaricide making ticks and pests control costly hence reducing the quality of dairy products.
The Director NAADS, Dr Samuel Mugasi, reiterated the need for providing advisory services to dairy farmers to sustain the industry.
“We have trained a number of dairy farmers to ensure that through artificial insemination, they can realise improved breeds of animals,” he said.
The cooler provided in Sanga has the capacity to store 3000 litres. It’s an addition to another 5000 litres.
DDA region manager Moses Ahimbisibwe implored the farmers to increase the quantity of milk in order to sustain the industry without staggering.