Incredible Dairy Animal
Camel was originally domesticated for milk (in challenging environmental conditions), later on, the trait of walking ability was the major selection criterion to use this precious animal for long nomadic travels (to adapt to the challenges of climate change). Happily, the camel is once again turning to its original task (milk) and becoming a modern but sustainable farm animal. The high yielding camels are selected and evolved for dairy traits, attracting higher prices as there is unmatching demand for milch camels, especially in Gulf countries. The milk prices are going up and the demand for white desert gold is ever increasing.
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Many times many people from different regions of the world asked me if the camel can drink the brackish water. My answer is always yes. I have seen many places the camels drink brackish water. I’m in the Gobi desert (Khanbogd soum), Mongolia which is the paradise of Bactrian camels. I reached a nomadic settlement …
The global camel milk business is worth > 11 billion US dollars annually. About 70% of camel milk is consumed by camel owners and never reaches the market but some companies (farmers, cooperatives, and corporate) process and market the camel milk. Because of the availability of camel milk in the market, the consumption of camel milk is increasing and there is an ever-increasing demand for it, mainly because of health reasons and sustainability of the farming system.
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