Alhaji Nana Seidu Chibsah, owner of Embik Farms, has established a zero-grazing unit with capacity to hold twenty cows at Abrakaso near Agona in Ashanti region under the facilitation of DAIRYCHAIN project. The farmer intends to increase milk production and set up a milk processing unit to produce various milk products for sale to the general public.
The unit is currently housing four Friesian-West African Shorthorn crossbreds (three heifers and one young bull). These animals were purchased from Amrahia Dairy Farms of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The Department of Animal Science Education of the UEW in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is assisting Embik Farm to develop pastures for use in the zero grazing unit.
Last year, Karima Farms established a zero-grazing unit and stocked it with three heifers and one young bull, all Friesian-West African Shorthorn crosses purchased from Amrahia Dairy Farm of Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Karima Farms is one of the beneficiaries of DAIRYCHAIN facilitation. The actions of these farmers are a manifestation of the positive impact that the DAIRYCHAIN project has had on them.