Cream and the crop: The dairy question

In short supply: Dairy production is low due mainly to inadequate feed, insufficient breed stock and other factors 
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In short supply: Dairy production is low due mainly to inadequate feed, insufficient breed stock and other factors PIC: CABOTCREAMERY.COM

Scholars say prior to Independence, the country was a net exporter of milk products, particularly cream, but this was lost through population growth and the modernisation of the economy. The opportunity, officially valued at $53 million, is one of the key targets in the fight for food self-sufficiency, writes MBONGENI MGUNI

Dairy sector veteran, Dr Wame Boitumelo, who is also a well-published scholar on the industry, remembers a simpler and better time for the country.

“Five or six decades ago, in fact before Independence, we were a net exporter of milk products in the form of cream,” he said.

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