Arla inaugurates dairy farm in Kaduna
Arla Foods, maker of Dano Milk, has inaugurated its state-of-the-art dairy farm in Kaduna as part of the company’s efforts to ensure sustainable milk production in Nigeria.
The farm located in Damau village, Kubau Local Government Area, Kaduna State, was inaugurated by the former governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, El-Rufai described the newly commissioned dairy farm as a significant milestone and game-changer for the dairy sector in Nigeria.
He commended the management of Arla Foods for having faith and confidence in Nigeria and the Kaduna State Government. He explained that the Arla Dairy Farm is another testament to the commitment of the Kaduna State Government to collaborating with private organisations and providing the enabling environment for businesses to set up and thrive in the state. He urged the incoming Governor of the State, Senator Sani Uba, to continue to support Arla and other companies with investments in the state for economic prosperity.
The farm is the first of its kind in Nigeria and with it, Arla is creating the future of dairy in Nigeria. Designed to ensure optimum animal welfare and productivity, the Farm will be a showcase for sustainable milk production in Nigeria. It covers 400 Ha of land, with the capacity to house 400 milking cows and 1000 animals in total. Currently, the farm is home to 216 Danish Holstein cows, which arrived in May 2023 and are settling well into their new environment.