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Eswatini Dairy Farm Expansion

Eswatini Dairy Farm Expansion

For an investment fund, Bles Dairies is their technical partner in dairy and beef projects. Since September 1st 2019, Bles Dairies manages the large scale dairy farm ‘Eswatini Dairy,’ in the Southern region of Africa, former Swaziland. The aim is to expand its herd...

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How to reach out to illiterate rural dairy farmers in Uganda

How to reach out to illiterate rural dairy farmers in Uganda

Under the current COVID-19 restrictions, the experts of Bles Dairies Consultancy cannot fly around the world anymore to visit and support their ongoing dairy development projects in amongst others Indonesia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nigeria. Martin de Jong of...

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Beef on dairy

Beef on dairy

When talking about dairy cows and breeding, we immediately think “dairy bulls!” Milk, fat protein, conformation, fitness etc. are the criteria we look at. A new phenomenon that is coming up very quickly is beef on dairy. In other words, a beef bull gets a dairy cow...

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Large Scale Dairy Farming in Eswatini

Large Scale Dairy Farming in Eswatini

The demand for fresh milk in mostly all developing countries encourages investment in dairy farming. Where in African countries the land tenure often takes the form of a lease, investors co-invest into the farming operations as well as being the leaseholder. For dairy...

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Triple Dairy brings knowledge to farmers

Triple Dairy brings knowledge to farmers

Bles Dairies has taken the initiative to establish Triple Dairy, a knowledge company that specialises in a modern approach to transfer knowledge and knowhow. With its strong partners Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Aeres Group, Triple Dairy provides a...

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Determination of the cost price of milk production in Uganda

Determination of the cost price of milk production in Uganda

After nearly 3 months in South-Western Uganda, Mark Woltheus is almost at the end of his internship for Bles Dairies Consultancy. Mark’s goal was to determine the cost price of milk production at 32 Lead Farms (i.e. large-scale dairy farms) participating in the Pearl...

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FDOV Nigeria: Pregnancy diagnosis in heifers

FDOV Nigeria: Pregnancy diagnosis in heifers

Last week, Bles Dairies expert Anne Terpstra was in Nigeria, visiting various dairy farms that are part of the FDOV Nigeria project. He checked the recently arrived heifers for pregnancy with a scanner that he brought with him. A number of people will have to check...

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