Dairy products in Zimbabwe: Analysis of Dairy and other related Milk products with consumption and production trends (2020 - 2025)

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Commercial dairy farms in Zimbabwe are well developed and compare very favourably with dairy farms in Europe and North America. Production in 2012 in the formal dairy sector was a mere 52million kilograms against a national demand of 180million kg per annum. The deficit was filled through imports from South Africa and Zambia and substitutes. The predominant dairy cattle breeds are the Holstein-Friesian breeds, followed by Jersey, Ayrshire, Guernsey, Redpoll, Simmental and Red Dane.

The Dairy industry in Zimbabwe is driven by increasing consumption of dairy products and focus on protein rich food. Where high mortality rate of animals and Poor genetic makeup of dairy herds leading to low milk volumes are the major constraints.

Due to escalating costs of commercial feeds, there has been a recent trend towards feeds grown on the farm. The Government of Zimbabwe has set up the milk collection centres and dips to service dairy projects, although much still remains to be done in meeting the specific needs of smallholder farmers. Animal health centres were set up by the veterinary services to support dairy development. However, dairy cattle have to cover long distances to reach dip tanks. Water availability is another major consideration, particularly in drought years.


Key factors in the growth of Zimbabwe Dairy Sector Market are highly protected import market, focus on protein products and increasing consumption of dairy products.


Low Production and High Animal Mortality rate are the biggest factors which effects the dairy market of Zimbabwe.

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The study identifies the situation of Zimbabwe, and predicts the growth of its dairy market. Report talks about milk production, consumption, import and export with prices and market trends, Government regulations, growth forecast, major companies, upcoming companies & projects, etc. Report will talk about Economic conditions of and future forecast of its current economic scenario and effect of its current policy changes in to its economy, reasons and implications on its growth. Lastly, the report is divided by major import & export and importing and exporting partners.

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