FGV aims to produce 30,000 litres of fresh milk per day in 1H21

KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd targets to produce 30,000 litres of fresh milk per day from its dairy farm in Linggi, Negri Sembilan.

“In less than nine months since the inception of the dairy farm project in March 2020, the premium house brand ‘Bright Cow’ has been processing more than 500,000 litres of fresh milk for local consumption, contributed by the fresh milk produced by FGV’s Linggi dairy farm and supplied by external dairy farms,” group chief executive officer Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan said in a statement Tuesday.

“Our fresh milk production in Linggi, will see the opening of a brand new fresh milk factory with a processing capacity of 30,000 litres per day.

“We have also installed an automated milking parlour and a cloud-based daily milk recording system to ensure the quality of our dairy products and the productivity of our dairy farm. These efforts are scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2021,” Haris said.

FGV through its subsidiary FGV Dairy Farm Sdn Bhd (FGVDF) has recently received an additional 130 crossbred dairy heifers imported from Australia, which are a hybrid of Jersey and Friesian dairy cattle breeds, amounting to a total of 258 dairy herd size.

This shipment of cattle is to fulfill the higher volume of fresh milk production as well as the increase in local demand, especially by the HORECA (Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe) market segment.

FGV said the overall upgrading work for FGV’s Linggi dairy farm is almost complete, with improvements on the farm’s infrastructure, feedstock areas, milking parlour and cattle barn, while the upgrading work for the calf barn is 100% complete.

The ongoing enhancements shall be finalised in the near future together with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and the foundation for Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) certifications, it added.

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