LAHORE - Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has facilitated Rs.400 million investment in the current year by establishing 13 modern dairy farms in the private sector, which are running successfully under “‘Environmentally Controlled Shed Systems’. It was revealed at a media interaction arranged by Smeda with Mrs Karin Eriksson, Dr. Ing. Reinoud van Gent, Director Veepro Holland. Practitioner Dairy cattle from Netherlands and Roelof van den Berg, Chairman, Export Net NV (Dutch Cattle Exporters Organization), Netherlands. The Smeda CEO Yousaf Naseem Khokhar welcomed the guests and apprised them about Smeda’s contribution in dairy development.

These international dairy experts expressed immense satisfaction over operation of Smeda developed dairy farms. They certified that modern technologies with the cows imported from Sweden were being looked after as per international standards in these farms. “We have visited about five model dairy farms around Lahore and are surprised to see that Swedish cows staying in Pakistan were giving results even better then seen in Sweden, they said and hoped that the milk production on these farms could be increased further by giving more training to the farm management team. They suggested Smeda to plan training program,rs for dairy farmers and the workers employed in modern dairy farms to work more efficiently in line with Climate Controlled Shed System.

They were impressed of the high interest expressed by local farmers to learn modern knowledge of this industry.

Earlier, Yousaf in a separate meeting with the visiting diary experts, said that Pakistan, a country of 180 million inhabitants is the 4th largest milk producer in world and the sector provides immense opportunity for new investors to reap benefits of the growing market.