In another amazing investment in patient capital Acumen Fund has identified and invested in Jassar Farms (Pvt) Ltd a corporate dairy farming business focused on dairy and breed improvement of poor livestock farmers aiming to increase milk productivity. At present 7-8 Pakistani bulls produce the same equivalent milk that one high yield producing cow can produce in one year. Imagine the impact of a Pakistani farmer having access to this breed of high milk yield producing bull to double or quadruple his basic income and its impact of the increase income on his daily life.
To obtain these higher yield mild producing cows is an unaffordable and an impossible task for local farmers in Pakistan as importing of these high-quality semen doses are too high. Jassar Farms hopes to achieve breed improvement through artificial insemination using world-class, quality bull semen initially imported from around the world and to produce a new crop of high yield bulls right here in Pakistan.
Shahzad Iqbal of Jassar Farms (Pvt) Ltd is establishing with the financial support of Acumen Fund a world class local semen production facility to produce top-of-the-line semen for the poor dairy farmers of Pakistan. The end product is priced keeping the poor farmers’ affordability range in mind. Jassar Farms aims to produce affordable, high-quality bull semen doses that could help more than 250,000 farmers double their milk yields. The first calf named ‘Savior’ — resulting from Jassar’s insemination efforts was born in early 2010.