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Dairy Farm Eyes Full Capacity in Three Years

30 June 2009

NAMIBIA - A super dairy farm outside Mariental in Namibia is looking to boost milk production from the current 18,000 litres per day to 60,000 litres a day over the next three years.

Farm Manager Jacques du Toit started production on the state of the art N$80 million farm in February.

The milk is sent to Namibia Dairies, which owns a stake in the farm, for final production.

However, according to a report on All Africa of the 2,000 cows at the farm only 850 cows are currently being milked three times a day.

Mr Du Toit expects the farm to be at full capacity within three years, All Africa reports.

The construction of additional milking stalls to accommodate more cows is in progress.

The milk stock currently consumes 30,000 tonnes of fodder that is produced on the farm, which employs 55 workers, a month.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba is expected to officially inaugurate the farm on 26 August.

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