The Lowest Dairy in the world is located along the Dead Sea
Did you know? The Lowest World dairy farm is the dairy in Kibbutz Kalia in Israel. The farm location is on the northern shore of the famous Dead Sea.
The Dairy farm is 423 meters (-423) below sea level! It has many implications. The climate in Kalia dairy is one of the most extremely difficult in Israel. The summer temperatures there are 47 O C in the shade and can reach 51 OC (not in the shade).
The cows seem very relaxed and happy despite these tough conditions. This has been achieved through good management and the use of a herd management system that is advanced.
In order to adjust to this heat, the Kalia dairy started to use cooling systems and unique nutrition for cows in the summertime. The cows are Holstein type cows and the average numbers: 240 milking cows, 280 calves, and 150 calves for fattening.
The Kalia dairy sells the milk to Tnuva and produces an average of 11,500 liters of milk per cow a year!
The dairy takes care of the ecology and the environmental quality, therefore, making an effort to use as few antibiotics as possible and advocate in the recycling of water.
- The average % of fat in the milk is 3.8%
- The average % of protein in the milk is 3.45%