Surplus Milk has grown to be a problem in this country (Barbados) since its major source of consumption (Pine Hill Dairy) has refuses to increase their quota of supplies and to the detriment, has ‘cut’ said supplies.
It has become evident that we need to transform milk supplies into a form that can readily be stored and exported for foreign exchange and consumed locally to increase the Health benefits of primarily the young, old and sometimes in between those two age groups.
The model described in this narrative constitutes part of the solution to multiple issues. The Milk Surplus, The Foreign Currency Deficit as it relate to our Export bill and last but certainly not least, The Nutrition / Health factor as it relates to the aged and our youth.
My idea centers around the making of a Milk Powder facility where production of 1. infant formula, 2. powdered skim milk, 3. low fat milk powders / regular milk powder and canned milk product infused with Moringa (Like Ensure, Pediasure, Nutriment etc) to address the nutritional needs of our elder statesmen.
Funding for this undertaking can be 1.Government, 2.Combination Public & Private sectors or 3.Combination of Government and Foreign interest. Any combination of the fore mentioned can be pursued but with the stipulation that the Government should have the controlling interest.)
I am by no means an agriculturalist. Marketing is my forte.
NOW TO MY MODEL:
The plant can be run by Solar Power in order to reduce cost and the carbon footprint.
High Speed Centrifugal Spray Drier is the apparatus used from CIMA Industries. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jj4RkvgH0c&list=PL0A6B96349FB5F941.
Milk can first be tested for antibiotics content and then processed. According to the desired end product, different things can be done to the liquid (milk).
A production line consisting of a series of conveyor belts is used before the end product is assembled, package and warehoused.
This short video,describes the global potential. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWHNyBNcNBI
As said before, my strength is in marketing. Several Links have been used to demonstrate the function-ability of my idea. It constitutes a ‘call-to-action’. A PROCESS THAT YOU WILL INEVITABLY USE in alleviating the issue we are faced with.
The final item in the production process/stage is the making from milk products, a drink that is nutritionally sound for the elder statesmen of this country. It was found that soy was an ample base to use in the past. With the emergence of Moringa, the health benefits can now be enjoyed. The importation of added chemicals to boost the nutritional content is not necessary. For those of you that are unsure of the nutritional benefits of Moringa, the miracle tree, take a look:
4 X Potassium of Bananas
4 X Fiber found in Oats
14 X Calcium found in Milk
9 X Iron found in Spinach
2 X Vitamin A found in Carrots
2 X Protein found in Yogurt
7 X More Vitamin C (pound for pound than oranges)
Now wont you want your grand mother or grand father consuming that daily?
As you can see, all the nutritional benefits are there on the surface but as you dig deeper, it CONTAINS ALL the amino acids known to man present in plants and animals. Visit HERE, Morninga The Tree of Life Most Nutrient Packed Plant Ever and read about it.
The residue from cold pressing the seed along with the powdered pods and leaves can be added to the milk to form a shake which then can be flavored with chocolate, vanilla and various other flavors.
This bold initiative will not only address our milk surplus but also reduce our import bill, increase our export bill, address our health issues, create more jobs and in the long run, help stabilize our economy.
When one door closes, several open. Its up to us to go through them!