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Monday, August 20, 2012
Camagüey Province Increases Cheese Production
Camagüey, Aug 20. – The three cheese factories located in Camagüey province are fully operational in order to take the best advantage of the peak of milk production, which allows local livestock breeders to deliver over 350,000 liters of cow milk to the industry.
Alexis Gil, director of Camagüey Dairy Products Company, told this reporter that aside from the three above mentioned factories, the milk pasteurization plant located in Camagüey’s administrative centre and the stockpile centres in the municipalities of Santa Cruz del Sur, and Jimaguayú have joined the province’s effort to produce frescal cheese in a bid to ensure gastronomic offerings and its retail sale to the population.
The current boost given to the cheese production has been possible due to the maintenance and repair programme to which these factories have been subjected since the beginning of this year. This has allowed them to make the best use of their capacities and consequently produce cheese, butter, yogurt and cream cheese.
Given the dramatic rise of milk stockpiling since June, Camagüey province has been also delivering over 40,000 liters of cow milk each day to Granma and Holguín provinces. Besides, Cuba’s largest producer of milk has been delivering curd to Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo and Havana provinces.
The current strategy will last throughout August, a month which stands out for the highest production of the white liquid. According to officials of the Ministry of Agriculture in this province, the delivery of milk to the industry might average 375,000 liters daily because fodder crops have grown in the grasslands over the last few days due to heavy rainfall. (Raysa Mestril Gutiérrez/Radio Cadena Agramonte).
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