During early October, the French company, Coopex-Montbéliarde, exported 165 pregnant heifers by air to Garoua in the Northern part of Cameroon. This acquisition is part of the Livestock Development Project (Prodel) financed by the World Bank.
The heifers left Garoua by road to reach the governmental zootechnical station where 3 specially built stables awaited them. There, they will acclimatize in quarantine for several weeks.
Ceva Santé Animale, in close collaboration with the Coopex-Montbéliarde company, supports this project by organizing training sessions for future stakeholders (shepherds, farmers, veterinarians, inseminators), and through the supply of veterinary drugs intended for prophylaxis (Vectoclor®, Veridium®, Okzan®, Coglavax®) or for reproduction management (PRID® Delta, Cystoreline®, Enzaprost® T). Once the acclimatization period is over, the 165 heifers will be distributed to different farms selected by the Prodel. Many experiments have already demonstrated the adaptability of these animals on the African continent as the first importation of Montbéliarde cows dates back to
Cameroon is targeting an increase in its milk production. A country which has a deficit of 12,000 t / year and where the import of milk and derived products costs more than 30 million euros per year, according to official figures.
Ceva once again proves its commitment to increasing food production in sub-Saharan African countries.
Animal health secures this project, reproduction makes it sustainable!