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Dairy

Quality dairy production

High quality milk is an essential food for human beings all over the world. HVA International has built up a long-standing experience in the dairy production chain from the production of roughages to the processing of the raw milk. The production can take place on large integrated farms or on smallholder farms. HVA International has supported clients with developing projects concepts, preparing complete business plans, supervising the establishment and training to project staff.
 

Medium and large scale projects

One of HVA International’s main fields of experience is in medium and large scale integrated dairy farms, combining production of roughage and concentrate feeds, animal production and on-farm processing. Creating such mainly self-supporting units have proven very successful to achieve sustainable dairy development in countries with under-developed dairy production chains. Special attention is given to produce a year-round supply of good quality roughages and to prepare feeding rations according to the dairy animals’ requirements including where appropriate, Total Mixed Ration (TMR) feeding. This integrated approach to livestock feeding systems is the basis for a sustained high animal production and herd fertility.
 

Production and processing

Marketing of the raw milk produced is a vital aspect of dairy farming. Large farms will transport their raw milk by tanker to the processing plant. HVA International has also ample experience in the management of milk collection schemes from smallholder dairy farmers including milk quality control and milk payment system. In most instances dairy extension is a vital part of these projects.
HVA International’s ability to provide integrated solutions for improving production and organising the supply of good quality milk to the factory is well appreciated by clients in both the private and public sector. In this way HVA International has helped many clients in Asia and Africa with their projects from the concept to the implementation. Knowledge transfer is always a key focus point, therefore training of the project staff is essential.

Zimbabwe – Dairy Processing Plant Study

 

In 2015-2016 with a subsidy of the RVO, a complete technical & financial Feasibility study was prepared for the establishment of a dairy processing plant producing yoghurt, ice cream, sterilized milk and sterilized dairy fruit mix with a daily capacity of 70,000 litres milk. The Project will also establish milk collection centres in the course of the first years.
A particular aspect of the study was the utilisation of solar power. Under the Zimbabwean conditions the generation of electrical power by means of diesel generators is very expensive and not economical. Therefore it was investigated to use solar power to generate the bulk of the electrical power required.

Oman – Milk Collection and Processing Study

 

In 2010 HVA International implemented a techno-economic feasibility study for a milk collection scheme and milk processing plant for cow and camel milk. The objective was to establish a large network of milk collections points (96) and milk chilling centres (7). The herders will be supported through extension and training. The dairy processing plant with a daily processing capacity of 70,000 litres was designed to produce and pack pasteurized cow and camel milk, pasteurized laban, pasteurized yoghurt, UHT milk and six different fruit juices.
In 2015 HVA International in association with Hail Agriculture of the United Arab Emirates, prepared an update study for the above project.

Products

HVA has more than a century of accumulated experience in worldwide agricultural and agro-industrial development. Building on its experience and expertise in developing and managing its own integrated tea, sugar, oil palm, rubber, cassava and natural fibre operations, HVA International was established as a full-service consultancy and management firm in 1959. Since then HVA International has diversified its activities into other crops and sub-sectors such as dairy and poultry production, providing its services to a wide range of projects for private clients, government and parastatal organisations or funded by international development agencies.
HVA International specialises in providing technical assistance, consultancy services and management for projects in the following sectors:
  Livestock production
  Crop production
  Agro-processing
 
Many projects executed by HVA International are integrated, including primary production and processing. An overview of HVA International’s capabilities in these sectors is presented below:
  Farm advisory and support services
 • Applied field research and extension
  • Outgrower schemes of integrated agro-industrial projects
  • Milk collection schemes
  • Artificial insemination services
  • Input supply and rural credit
  • Marketing
Farm projects
 • Medium scale market-oriented crop and livestock production
  • Commercial farming (dairy, beef fattening, mixed farming, field crops)
Integrated agro-industrial projects
  • Sugar, tea, oil palm, vegetable oil
  • Dairy, poultry, feed mills
  • Privatisation and restructuring
  • Management
 

HVA International is specialised in full-service implementation and management of projects in the agricultural, livestock and agro & food processing sectors.

Nigeria – Crossbreeding Farms 2016

 

HVA provided Livestock consultancy for the development of a crossbreeding and dairy extension project in Nigeria. The local milk production can best be stimulated through the higher milk production of crossbreds dairy cows. The project will produce these F1 crossbreds (Holstein Friesian x Bunaji) and train the farmers on the management, fodder production and feeding of these animals. The produced milk will be collected and processed.

CHI Farms (Nigeria) (2016)

 

HVA provided Livestock consultancy for the development of a crossbreeding and dairy extension project in Nigeria. The local milk production can best be stimulated through the higher milk production of crossbreds dairy cows. The project will produce these F1 crossbreds (Holstein Friesian x Bunaji) and train the farmers on the management, fodder production and feeding of these animals. The produced milk will be collected and processed.

Dutch Lady Vietnam Food and Beverage Company

 

On the request of the client, HVA International conducted a feasibility study for the establishment of a dairy development program in the Provinces around Ho Chi Minh City in 1993. Based on the outcome of this study, the Dairy Development Program (DDP) was started in 1995. The aim of the DDP is to increase local milk production and improve the milk quality. The Increased local milk production generates additional income for the local farmers and furthermore helps to  reduce the import of milk powder which has to be paid for in foreign currency. The milk collected through the very successful milk collection scheme is processed in a dairy plant owned and operated by the client. HVA assigned the Dairy farming Specialist (long term) and short term experts in animal husbandry, artificial insemination and veterinary support services.