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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
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University of Botswana
NFTRC
Botswana Government

Crops

Dairy

Lifestock

Staff

Activities


The College Farm was formed as a result of the transformation of the College into a parastatal organization in 1991.

Dairy

The dairy unit got a total of fifty-four (54) Friesian cattle. There are eight dry cows, eighteen lactating cows, six junior bulls, five heifers and seventeen calves.

The farm produces milk for BCA students and surplus to Clover Botswana. On average 1200 litres of milk is sold to the college per week. The farm tries to produce good quality milk. To make sure that the milk is of good quality it is ensured that the environment where animals are kept is always clean. The milking parlour is also kept as clean as possible. The farm adheres to the veterinary protocol to control diseases. Our milk is always checked by us, department of Animal Health and production, and also sent samples to Laboratory for testing.

Dairy cows at a feed lot

Problems

  • At times the dairy unit experiences a problem of high somatic cell count.
  • Since the college is in the eastern side of the country, it sometimes have problems with ticks.
  • Raw materials are quite expensive since most of the materials are from other countries.


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An Associate Institution of the University of Botswana established through Act of Parliament No. 9 of 1991