Country: Colombia

Date: August, 2000

Demonstrator/trainer: Prof. C. Fabra, Dr. Ponce, National Centre for Plant and Animal Health, CENSA, Cuba, for FAO

National counterpart organisation: n/a

Type of demonstration: Zonal workshops and conferences.

Locations: Zipaquira, Cuandamarca, and Bogota Sabana.

Sector descriptor: The demonstrations were held in one of the main milk production areas where there are serious problems in milk collection. There is a recent tend by livestock farmers to diversify from beef raising and fattening to dairying. Collection centres may be located up to 150-km from the farm.

 

Type of raw milk treated (bovine)

LP-s sample

Control sample

Quantity (L)

50-500

50

Ambient Temperature

30.5

30.5

Time interval, treatment to testing (8 hrs)

pH

n/a

n/a

Acidity

Normal

 

 

Government bodies consulted: Directorate of Consumables, Directorate of Foods, National Milk Council

Private processors/groups consulted: Association of Independent Producers, the Milk Producers Association, SHANGRILA, Alqueria, ALGARRA, DONA LECHE, DELAY, ACOLECHE and ANALAC.

Development partners consulted: n/a

Key Questions/Feedback:

Follow-up

The Milk Producers Association will follow-up on the application of LP-s.