Algeria: Soummam Dairy will open a farm of 10,000 cows in El Oued

“The placement of our products in foreign markets is part of the company’s projects. We expect to accelerate export operations to the Gulf countries, “Seddik Saadi said.

The national dairy leader, Soummam Dairy continues to invest heavily in the production of raw milk. After the establishment of dairy cattle breeding companies in Constantine, Batna, Djelfa, Boussa├óda and Oum El Bouaghi with a total capacity of 3,200 dairy cows, the company intends to materialize next year, a gigantic project in the locality of El M’Ghair, in the wilaya of El Oued.

According to the head of milk collection in this company, Seddik Saadi met at the the national production exhibition, Soummam Dairy obtained a concession of 4000 hectares in order to build a breeding farm with a capacity of 10,000 cows. A project that will be realized with a Dutch partner. “We plan to build a dairy farm with a capacity of 10,000 cows,” he said.

The company is waiting for the results of the soil studies to know which drill will be adapted to the region to launch the necessary installations. “The project is on the right track. We are waiting for the results of the soil studies to begin the drilling work, “he explained before adding that this investment is part of the Soummam Dairy’s desire to increase domestic production of raw milk. .

According to the same official, “the current total capacity of domestic production of raw milk covers less than a third of the needs of Soummam Dairy,” said Saadi.

Soummam collects raw milk in 37 wilayas

To cover some of these raw milk needs, the national dairy giant has opened raw milk collection centers in 37 wilayas. The company’s tanker trucks transport this milk to Soummam’s two production units located in the Akbou region of the Bejaia wilaya. These produce yoghurt, fruit juices, cheeses, UHT milk, curdled milk and whey. Products available in the 48 wilayas, reassure the same source.

Conquering foreign markets

After covering a large part of the national market, Soummam Dairy is turning to foreign markets. Successful export operations to Libya, Mauritania and Qatar have led the company to think of reaching other markets like Oman. “The placement of our products in foreign markets is part of the company’s projects. We expect to accelerate export operations to the Gulf countries, “Seddik Saadi said.

Maghreb Emergent

23/12/2018

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