Livestock Services cooperative Society recently opened a liquid nitrogen plant in Lusaka.
Musika General Manager Mr Reuben Banda said he is happy that the Dairy Association of Zambia will use its existing structure of the Milk collection centers to facilitate the distribution of the liquid nitrogen to the dairy farmers in its dairy breed improvement interventions.
Mr Banda is optimistic that the 100,000 dollar plant that will be producing 65 liters nitrogen per day will improve the breeds of dairy animals to a higher level.
Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Permanent Secretary Dr Benson Mwenya also commended the dairy stakeholders for the innovation which will result in improving dairy breeds among small-scale farmers.
Dr Mwenya said Government is committed to ensure that small scale farmers who cannot afford to buy expensive bulls can improve their dairy breeds through artificial Insemination.
Dr Mwenya said has gone further to service small scale farmers by establishing another Artificial Insemination plant in Mazabuka with a capacity of producing 150 liters liquid nitrogen per hour,