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.
For details, please go to the link;http://camel4all.info/index.php/about/camel4milk/
Word Naqa is used for the lactating mother. Gabbra camel of North Kenya, the lucky and beautiful camel. The picture credit goes to my friend Gabbra pastoralist Mr. Tumal from North Kenya.
A dairy camel weighing 600 kg produces 15-17 kg dry manure daily. The racing and other camels produce half of that quantity. In a 1000 camels’ dairy, per day manure production is about 16,000 kg. All this asset is going to waste.
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