Peri-Urban Dairy Production In Ogun State
Peri-urban dairy production was assessed in sixty-nine settlements from five Local Government Areas of Ogun State. Majority of the household heads were Fulani from Kwara State. The mean herd size was 12 while the
predominant breeds were the Bunaji and Keteku. Calves suckle their dams until weaning at an average of 8.3 months. Estimates of extractable milk from each cow ranged from 227 to 816 litres per lactation. About 85.2% of the extractable milk is processed into wet soft cheese (Wara). Trypanosomiasis and diarrhoea were the commonly reported disease problems. Improved feeding and health management of cattle would improve the current level of milk production in Ogun State.
Keywords: Peri-urban, milk, cattle