Dairy farmers in the Adamawa region of Cameroon have expressed satisfaction with government’s initiative to provide them with Montbeliarde cows, in order to boost milk production in the region.
The Montbeliarde breed was imported from France as part of a project by the government to gradually develop the dairy sector in Cameroon.
The breed comes to increase the capacity of milk production, and as revealed by some beneficiaries in the Adamawa region, they are now able to obtain 30-40 litres of milk per day, which is better than what they had before.
Nine milk production structures are benefitting from the 139 cows made available. And three months after experimentation with the animals, results are impressive with a significant increase in production.
Montbeliarde is a red and white breed of cattle that originated in the east of France in the 19th century. The breed does not only produce plenty of milk, but also withstands difficult conditions. The Montbeliarde is presently one of the largest dairy breeds in France.