Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 31 October 2017 at 04:59

Fresh Dairy to train farmers to increase its production

Written by Justus Lyatuu

Fresh Dairy intends to deepen its network of milk supply by training farmers in better ways of handling milk.

The company said it would engage farmers during field days on aspects of animal breeding, feed preparation and conservation as measures to ensure Fresh Dairy meets its milk production targets throughout the year. John Gethi, the procurement director at Fresh Dairy, said the company has enhanced its daily processing capacity to 600,000 litres as it seeks to satisfy increasing demand for its products both in the domestic and foreign markets.

“We are currently partnering 80 farmer groups by training them on ways of improving production. We are emphasizing animal feed preparation and conservation as a way of increasing milk production,” Gethi told more than 3,000 farmers who attended the company’s field day, which was held in Sembabule district recently.

During the field day, farmers complained about

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Robert Baldwin so when and where is the training ???

2 months 2 weeks ago

Marion Alyek Dear Robert, I suggest you contact Dr. Robert Walimbwa to get more information on where the training will be. Reach him on 0772 448 562

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 20 March 2017 at 09:22

Milk volumes drop in Uganda

Please find news about the dairy sector of Uganda in the Africa news – let us stay abreast with the news!

The fall in milk volumes has led to a hike in milk prices and supply shortages at processing plants; Get details by following the Link



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  05 October 2016 to 06 October 2016 - All Day Event

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.

The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.

Specific objective

1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing

2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)

3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities

4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses


We are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2

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Posted By in Drink Milk for Good Health
Posted 8 January 2016 at 08:28

Dairy Development Authority shares about the Dairy Stakeholders' Event 2015; Visit DDA website here

Posted By in Dairy StakeHolders Event
Posted 19 October 2015 at 11:22


                                              THEME: "DRINK MILK FOR GOOD HEALTH"

Under the umbrella of AgriProFocus Uganda Network, Dairy Development Authority (DDA), Send a Cow, Heifer International/East African Dairy Development (EADD), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), and Renaissance Livestock network (RELINE), Brookside Dairies/Sameer organized a two day dairy stakeholders’ event.

360 (279 males and 81 females) attended the event and these comprised of processors, input dealers for drugs, pasture management, agrochemicals and fertilizers; individual farmers, farmers’ organizations, dairy cooperatives, financial institutions, providers of agro-machinery, equipment and to

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Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 25 September 2015 at 10:45

The Dairy Stakeholders' Event 2015 as told by the Daily Monitor- Seeds of Gold Newspaper.

In summary, the writer collected quotes from participants on their perception of the event, gathering objectives, benefits and after event actions. Get the Full story..........

Posted By in Drink Milk for Good Health
Posted 22 September 2015 at 07:43

Exhibitions at the Dairy Stakeholders' Event 2015 were lively with lots of interactions between service providers and clients.

Posted By in Drink Milk for Good Health
Posted 16 September 2015 at 08:45

Dairy/Goat farmer asks DDA why goat milk is not taken seriously by Government yet it is also important. #DairyEvent2015UG

Posted By in Drink Milk for Good Health
Posted 16 September 2015 at 08:31

Dairy Stakeholders' Event 2015 kicks off! #Drinkmilkforgoodhealth

Welcome remarks from the Chairman (Send a Cow).

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 September 2015 at 11:39

Milk Consumption Promotion Campaign

It's happening Now! Milk Consumption Promotion Campaign! Dairy Stakeholders' Event-2015 organizers are spearheading a campaign to promote the consumption of milk and milk products. The campaign is targeting the back to school shopping period. After engaging dairy processors: JESA Farm Dairy, Sameer/Brookside, Pearl Dairy and Mega Milk, these have agreed to promote and sell subsidized milk products. The campaign is running in the following supermarkets:

-Nakumatt (Oasis, Village Mall, Acacia),

-Capital Shoppers (Ntinda, Nakawa),

-Mega standard supermarket, Shoprite (central town, Lugogo),

-Turskys (Main gate MUK, Ntinda)

Results of this campaign and more will be shared during the Dairy stakeholder event 2015- 16th & 17th Sept. at UMA

The Campaign will run from today Friday to Sunday. Hurry to take advantage of the offer!

Event organizers: AgriProFocus Uganda, SNV, Send a Cow, Heifer International/EADD, Reline and Dairy Development Authority.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 August 2015 at 10:51

Call for Essays

Herding for the Markets

Opportunities in Extensive Livestock Production

Join our essay competition and express your innovative solutions and ideas on extensive livestock!

Take this unique opportunity to contribute to the international expo and conference ‘Herding for the Markets’ and write an essay about your ideas on extensive livestock.

Winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas during the conference to an expert audience!

This call for essays is in the context of the Herding for the Markets Expo and Conference, taking place in Nairobi from 4-6 November 2015.

Essays can be entered by any individual up to 35 years old based in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. While this call is open to any individual in the countries above, Faculty members and post-graduate students affiliated to universities in the region are particularly encouraged to ap

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 24 August 2015 at 03:25

Register Now! Dairy Stakeholder Event- 16th & 17th Septemeber, UMA Show grounds, Kampala!

Posted By in Antibiotics x dairy Uganda
Posted 19 March 2015 at 12:22

Programme out for antibiotics x dairy Uganda event next 31 March

Objectives Learning Event APF Uganda and Emotive / Natural Livestock Farming:

1. APF network Uganda and Emotive / Natural Livestock Farming get to know each other

2. Exchange on issues in dairy development in Ethiopia, Uganda, India and Netherlands relating to sustainable dairy farming, including use of local breeds, use of antibiotics, possibilities for using medicinal plants to treat dairy cow diseases, (and possibly exploring new marketing models that reward quality milk)

3. Explore possibilities for further cooperation between APF Uganda and Emotive / Natural Livestock Farming

4. online sharing of information, contacts, discussions, reports on this webpage

Find the full programme here

Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 26 February 2015 at 01:10

The Milk Cup Championship - (using recreation to promote the dairy sector)

Promoting the cause of milk production and marketing through organising the milk cup championship. The championship is about promoting milk and milk products through organising sports events and championships. I will be adding details

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 March 2014 at 10:54

Improved Dairy Cows in Uganda: Pathways to Poverty Alleviation and Improved Child Nutrition 

"The introduction and dissemination of improved dairy cow breeds in Uganda is arguably the most significant step taken to develop a modern and commercial dairy industry in the country over the last two decades. This study uses a nationally representative sample of Ugandan households to rigorously examine the impact of adoption of improved dairy cow breeds on enterprise-, household-, and individual child-level nutrition outcomes." 

Link to the article and download

Julius. M

That's true,I remember last year out hybrid Friesian cow(brown and white) gave birth, we would get a 10 litre jerrican of milk every morning and a half in the evening. We sold to several buyers(3) in the neighbourhood on the monthly basis. a litre went for 600, but some took two litres. It brought on some income at the end of every month-enough to save on some necessities at home. That is when I realized diary farming is profitable, imagine if we have 3,5,7 cows.

3 years 10 months ago

Ludwig Ammer

Hi, I live in the region of this cattle: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/breeds/cattle/pinzgauer/index.htm

I studied agriculture and made a milking diploma three decades ago, but we only worked with high yielder races of cattle, as it was since the 1930s. People here in Traunstein helped the Pinzgauer cattle to survive that time and brought it with Austrian farmers into tropic regions, where it is far more resistant as the high yielders and eats more roughage! You can make better cheese with Pinzgauer cattle, and there are esters in that cheese to prevent cancer. In Uganda the Pinzgauer might bring even higher yeilds than Friesian hybrids.

3 years 10 months ago

Samson Musimbi

Even with introduction and dissemination of improved breeds, there is still need to support in mobilizing and training of dairy groups on Milk quality and Dairy feed production. This will help them improve their on production and quality of milk. 

3 years 7 months ago