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Fonterra investigates dairy farms in India

Fonterra has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative (IFFCO) and Global Dairy Health to conduct a feasibility study into the development of a pilot dairy farm in India.

The suggested pilot farm could have a herd size of around 3,000-5,000 cows, according to Fonterra.

Chief executive officer Andrew Ferrier of Fonterra said the approach would be similar to the company’s dairy farm established in the Hebei Province of China in 2007 – which consisted of 3,000 cows in Tangshan.

“India is a vibrant and growing market and we are excited by the potential opportunities there,” Mr Ferrier said.

“We are delighted to be working with IFFCO, the world’s largest farmer fertiliser co-operative with a membership of 50 million farmers, and GDH, which is highly respected in India.”

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