Swiss Bangladesh Milk Project
Dairy Farm Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary
The farm started in 2009 after Youngone recognized the shortage for high quality pure milk for local residents. The intention of the farm is to cross breed local cows with Swiss cows to improve the milk quality and the lactation duration. The farm is under the guidance of Dr. Hans Jakob Leuenberger, the principal of the largest animal clinic in Switzerland and Dr. Tarek, the local in charge veterinarian. Setup according to international farming standards; the dairy farm has grown from five animals to 109. For the past 6 years, Swiss farmer Benjamin Pulver has been making regular visits to work and train the twenty-five local staff. Under their care, the milk performance has improved by 50%.