Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GOTAFE hosts Indian dairy delegation for study tour

David Lee February 21, 2018

THIS week, GOTAFE has been playing host to a delegation of dairy representatives from India, delivering a study tour with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

The delegation has been drawn from representatives of all dairy producing states across India and consists of representatives from Dairy Cooperatives, Dairy Manufacturers and NDDB Extension Officers.

During the week, the dairy study tour will have visited DataGene at La Trobe University, Tatura Milk, dairy farms around Shepparton, Riverina, Kiewa Valley and Western District as well as GOTAFE’s Werribee Pilot Factory and Shepparton Campuses.

GOTAFE manager, international and higher education, Kath White said, “The Indian dairy industry is the largest producer of dairy products, however the productivity and quality of milk per cow is comparatively low.

“The dairy study tour will visit dairy farms selected for their specialty area of excellence where guest speakers provide presentations and demonstrations on site. Demonstrations of vocational education and practical education at remote sites are also included.”