NIGERIA – The dairy sector has emerged the second largest segment in the food and beverage industry in Nigeria with estimated revenue of N347 billion in 2013 and an estimated compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 per cent over the last three years.
ZIMBABWE – Alpha Omega Dairy expects to increase production of its Munandi Lacto four-fold to two million litres per month from next month following the arrival of new equipment to be commissioned “soon”.
NIGERIA – The Nigerian Holstein Farm Project (HOLFA) has announced plans to establish the first full-scale industrial dairy farm in Nigeria, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by NigerPars Nigeria Limited, the Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology (IROST) and the Holstein Association of Iran.
ZIMBABWE – Alpha Omega Dairy will in the next few months double milk production from the current 22 000 litres a day, an official said on Friday.
ZAMBIA – Parmalat Zambia Limited has commissioned a new five billion kwacha milk powder plant at its Mungwi road premises in Lusaka.
KENYA – The drop is linked to low production during the cold weather, which saw processors intake drop to 46 million litres from 54 million litres in January.
KENYA – Cold Stone Creamery, an American ice cream chain, has joined a raft of Western retailers setting up base in Kenya with its first store set to open in Nairobi by the end of next month.
ZIMBABWE – Delta Beverages has accepted Nampak South Africa’s proposal to consolidate both companies’ shareholding in MegaPak Zimbabwe, a local plastic packaging company to form one entity, a company official said.
KENYA – The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute has said there are high levels of aflatoxin in milk produced in the country.
BOTSWANA – As financial woes for the first citizen owned milk-processing plant worsen, on Wednesday, the workers took to the Industrial Court after having gone without salaries for the past two months.