More Animals, Higher Risk, Less Animals, Less Risk… and better” … Dr.Giuseppe Licitra, President, CoRFiLaC

By Mrs Muwanga Harriet Jesca – Vice Chairperson of CELAC Masaka District Network

This afternoon Dr Giuseppe Licitra, who also happens to be the President of CoRFiLaC, the host organization of the Traditional Cheese Making Workshop for the IPWO program emphasized in his presentation that: “it is better for a farmer to have fewer cows that she can manage rather than have many cows in the name of wealth and yet she cannot manage to look after them

This reminded me of a woman farmer in masaka district, Uganda that has 20 cows but in reality she only milks 5 cows. Out of each cow, she gets only one liter in the morning and another one liter in the evening. On my part, i have only one cow and i get 15 liters in the morning and another 15 liters in the evening.

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Dr. Giuseppe said that it is even cheaper when it comes to costs flor the cow in terms of medicine, food and water. You will find that when you have many cows, you are even forced sometimes to give them poor care and yet when you have your focus on cow or a little more, provided they are manageable, you look after them better.

Information derived from Seminars on Cheese-making & Cheese-aging held and organised by CoRFiLaC, Ragusa, April 30 – May 11, 2007

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