Yogurt production started in Sarpang

Yogurt from Sarpang
Yogurt from Sarpang

Sarpang, March 30: The National Dairy Research Centre, Yusipang jointly with the Sarpang Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Rural Livestock Project (RLP) and the Regional Livestock Development Centre in Zhemgang established the Yogurt Plant at Dekiling. It will be operated by the Lothuen Om Detshen that was established in 2008 and currently has a total of 172 members.

The plant was established with support from RLP and the Department of Livestock to address constraints faced by the group in marketing their milk and milk products such as butter and datshi. With the establishment of the plant, the group now has the capacity to absorb 500 litres of milk for yogurt production to enhance group income. The group will initially market their products in Sarpang and Gelephu with hopes of future market expansion to nearby regions.

Training for yogurt production was provided to the production personnel, group chairman and secretary.

Submitted by National Dairy Research Centre, Yusipang

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