President Museveni on his Kisozi farm in Gomba district.
President Yoweri Museveni has advised cattle keepers to ensure high milk yields than concentrating on the physical look of cows.
“Some people concentrate on the physical look of cows, their colour, the shape of horns etc. I believe we should first concentrate on milk yield and beauty thereafter. Not-so-beautiful cows can still produce more milk than those with good colours,” the President said.
Museveni said ‘this indigenous breed is much more resistant to diseases than the Friesians and less costly to rear. It has high quality beef compared to Fresian breed.’
"This herd is called Ebicura II. The oldest cows in my farm. These cows live up to over 20 years and can have about 14 times of calving. As Africans,we should embrace who we are and cease having low esteem, which drives us to covet everything foreign," he said.
Museveni said on his Kisozi farm, each cow on average produces about 25 litres of milk daily and they are working to improve the yield.
The spent the last two days at his farm in Kisozi, Gomba District.