Pelwatte continues to empower dairy farmers | Sunday Observer

Pelwatte continues to empower dairy farmers

1 November, 2020

Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited continues to empower dairy farmers, amid the economic challenges, through a series of training and knowledge sharing schemes to enrich their lives and increase milk yield. 

The training programs held at the training centre in Buttala covered fodder care, feeds and nutrients, disease prevention and control, breeding and husbandry, clean milk production, handling to storage and transportation, giving dairy farmers a holistic and comprehensive perspective into the extensions.

The sessions were conducted by local and international experts, presenting farmers the opportunity to empower themselves to increase the productivity and quality of their produce. The company hopes to empower farmers to specialise in their jobs and give them the essential skills required to manage and run a business of their own.  Pelwatte Dairy Managing Director Akmal Wickramanayake said, “Pelwatte is happy to be a major stakeholder in this cause that would enrich our dairy farmers’ pool of 10,000 families and beyond progressively. We hope that the techniques, tips and mechanisms will increase their overall productivity in the produce and ensure quality in the milk and overall growth in their lives, especially helping these farmers and supportive industries during these times.”