On Monday, the United States Mission in Nigeria shared photos of the Ikun dairy farm in partnership with Promasidor Nigeria Limited at a ranch in Ekiti State.
In a tweet, the mission shared photos of cows breeding on the farm and added the caption, “U.S. Dairy Milk Cows in Ekiti State!”.
Ikun dairy farm plans to reach 10,000 litres of milk daily with cows from the USA. A great collaboration with Consulate Lagos that helps Nigeria grow and diversify its economy.
Located in Ikun-Ekiti, in Moba Local Government Area, Ikun Dairy Farm spans across 1,000 hectares of land area and was established in the early 1980s with hundreds of fattened cows as an integrated agro-allied farm to boost the state’s economy.
U.S. Dairy Milk Cows in Ekiti State!
Ikun dairy farm plans to reach 10,000 liters of milk daily with cows from the USA. A great collaboration with Consulate Lagos that helps Nigeria grow and diversify its economy. @USDAForeignAg #InvestingInNigeria #Trade #Partners4Prosperity pic.twitter.com/qVKHnkcvlw
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USinNigeria) February 15, 2021
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi-led administration entered a partnership with Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the producer of Cowbell to drive its backward integration initiative aimed at creating local sources of raw materials for dairy products through the state-owned Ikun Dairy Farm.
The pact was sealed on behalf of the partners by Fayemi and the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Anders Einarsson in July 2019 in Abuja for the utilisation of the farm for milk production.
The partnership deal attracted a new investment of $5 million into Ikun Dairy Farm, which would be used to purchase equipment, provide the appropriate herd of cattle, and develop an out-grower scheme for providing feed for the cattle.
The partnership deal prompted a series of visits to Ekiti and Ikun Dairy Farm. The management of Promasidor Nigeria embarked on an inspection of facilities at the farm for revitalisation as part of the partnership agreement. This was done in furtherance of the pact signed.