Australian Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Pablo Kang and Senior Trade Commissioner Mrs. Rebecca Ball late last week visited Kirisu Farm in Bati district, Takeo province to see some of the 550 Holstein cows brought across from Australia to start Cambodia’s first large scale local dairy.

According to Australian Embassy in Cambodia, through CAVAC, the programme is supporting Kirisu Farm to upgrade their dairy products to obtain international Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 and linked the farm with local farmers to help grow fodder as cow feed.

Kirisu is now producing 12,000 litres of high grade milk a day as well as yoghurt and other delicious products which H.E. Ambassador had a chance to sample, it pointed out.

Increased availability of locally produced, high quality milk will promote good nutrition and healthy development for Cambodian kids, the same source added.

“And with 900 calves already born in Cambodia since the dairy commenced operations, we hope to see a successful dairy industry growing here with Aussie heritage,” said the embassy.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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