President Museveni urges dairy farmers to put money into casein and powdered milk for world export success 

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appealed to dairy farmers to place extra emphasis on producing casein and powdered milk in an effort to profit from the profitable worldwide market. 

The President made the enchantment yesterday whereas assembly a gaggle of dairy farmers from Kazo and Kiruhura districts at Karo Major Faculty in Nshwere, Kiruhura District. 

“Shifting focus from liquid milk to processed merchandise for export is essential. That is one thing that you need to take critically,” acknowledged President Museveni, highlighting the merchandise’ potential for longevity and higher costs within the world markets. 

Acknowledging Uganda’s present milk manufacturing of 5 billion litres yearly, the President emphasised that exploring the worldwide demand is important.

“We have to meet the exterior market necessities. Liquid milk is heavy in nature and really pricey for exportation however in case you take time and course of it into powdered milk, it turns into mild and cheaper, this I can guarantee you,” he urged. 

Reflecting on previous successes within the dairy business, President Museveni lauded the transformation achieved by farmers who embraced strategic adjustments, together with zero grazing.

He additional revealed that Uganda’s dairy business has grown tremendously, and it was time to sort out the problem of inadequate marketplace for the milk merchandise.

“I’m very glad {that a} part of Banyankore in 1966 heard our message even after we have been younger, and we have been speaking to our elders. We instructed them to cease shifting from one place to a different in a bid to run away from ailments of foot and mouth and ticks, they listened and now they’re incomes huge. We additionally suggested them to embrace zero grazing aside from free vary; that labored completely for them. At this time, I would like you to take a look at the larger image which presently is the exterior market,” he stated. 

President Museveni additionally underscored the necessity for dairy farmers to prioritise worth addition whereas expressing optimism about scientists’ efforts to develop an Anti-tick vaccine, a possible game-changer for livestock well being.

“I’m satisfied that this new drug goes to be efficient. If it succeeds, will probably be overtly and formally legalised for public use,” he added.  

President Museveni additionally pressured that native authorities officers within the nation ought to take cost of sensitising the communities about environmental safety.

On his half, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Trade and Fisheries, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze shared a optimistic growth in regards to the domestically developed Anti-tick vaccine’s efficacy, saying it stands at a formidable 88%.

“I wish to inform you the farmers that the ultimate trials of the vaccine have been conclusively completed and the vaccine stands at 88% efficacy. That is a lot larger than the one vaccine from Cuba which was commercialised at 50 %,” he stated. 

The assembly was additionally graced by the Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, Rev. Canon Stephen Namanya, the Member of Parliament of Nyabushozi County, Hon. Wilson Kajwengye, Dairy Growth Authority- Govt Director Mr. Samson Akankiza, amongst others.


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