Ekiti state government has taken delivery of additional 227 cows from the United States of America in furtherance to its plan to commence local production of 10,000 milk daily to boost the economy of the state.
Governor kayode Fayemi during the inspection of the cows and expansive farm for the cultivation of hays for the animals at ikun diary farm in ikun Ekiti said the initiative was done with promasidor diary company..
He noted that the Dairy Farm when fully in operation, would serve as a prototype for National Livestock Transformation Plan in addressing farmers-herders crisis in the country.
Governor Fayemi disclosed that appropriate measures had been put in place to connect water directly from Ero Dam to achieve a seamless water supply and irrigation process on the farm.
The Governor also visited other sections of the dairy Production company alongside the General Manager of the farm, Mr Hermann Kibler and Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Prince Olabode Adetoyi.
They all expressed confidence in the Private Public Partnership arrangement between the State Government and Promasidor to guarantee the sustainability and economic viability of the farm.
The General Manager, Ikun Diary Farm, Mr Hermann Kibler said the stage was now set for the commencement of full scale production of milk.
Mr Kibler added that the farm was still expecting another set of cows for the Ikun diary company.