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January 2019 : 2nd AVe mission for the Laiterie du Berger - Senegal

Technical mission to the Laiterie du Berger in Richard Toll

As part of the agreement between the Laiterie du Berger, the In Vivo Foundation and AVe, Jean Paul and Gilbert, AVe experts, carried out a technical mission to Richard Toll (Senegal) in January 2019. During the previous AVe mission in May 2018, Daniel and Louis, following their diagnosis, had indicated that the most effective lever to increase milk production was the cow's feed in the dairy collection area. These cows,  zebu breed, produced 1 to 2 liters of milk per day. By improving feed, this production can be doubled. As the collection area is located near an irrigated area (development of the Senegal river) with a major sugar cane plantation (17,000 ha), the idea is to use two sugar cane by-products to feed cows : mooring lines (the end of sugar cane straws) left on the plot and molasses, a by-product of the cane refinery.

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 Gilbert and Jean Gilbert and Jean Paul with farm staff of
the Laiterie du Berger
 Mamadou, manager of the Laiterie du Berger
with Jean Paul and Gilbert
 Mamadou, Jean Paul and Gilbert in front of the
(experimental) herd of the Laiterie du Berger

Read more: January 2019 : 2nd AVe mission for the Laiterie du Berger - Senegal

May 2018: agriculture mission in Senegal at the “Laiterie du Berger”

  1st AVe Mission for the Laiterie du Berger - Richard Toll in Senegal

In early 2018, two AVe experts, Louis Jestin and Daniel Mathiot carried out a first mission for the “Shepherd's Dairy”, a Senegalese family business, created in 2006 in Richard Toll in Senegal by Bagore Bathilly, a young Senegalese veterinarian.


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  Milking is done by hand, twice a day, in the presence of the calf  
 Bagore Bathilly director of the Laiterie du Berger - Daniel and Louis
AVe Experts 

Read more: May 2018: agriculture mission in Senegal at the “Laiterie du Berger”







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