Mzuzu Dairy Limited says it has invested K75 million in new machinery that will double milk output and increase market access of the sproduct to more farmers.
The firm’s managing director Denis Chitowe said they are now producing 5 000 litres of milk from 2 500 litres per day and also providing a direct market to over 5 000 dairy farmers from 2 000.
He said: “Since we started the production in November 2019, the demand for our products has been rising.
“We have, therefore, embarked on an expansion programme so that we should be able to increase the supply to meet the demand.”
Chitowe said apart from increased output, the company will also introduce other products on the market.
He said: “We were limited on the products that we were offering on the market with the previous machinery, but with the new machinery, we have added on the list of the products that we are offering at the market.”
Commenting on the machinery, Anna Tembo, chairperson of Mpoto Dairy Farmers Association, a group of dairy farmers in the Northern Region, said the new machinery will boost their dairy business.
“The key challenge we were facing as diary famers here in the Northern Region has been lack of markets,” she said.