Luang Prabang

Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

The phone rings and Lathsavong, Dairy Manager announces that the government would like to come and visit the Dairy tomorrow.  In Laos there can be a fair amount of government bureaucracy to satisfy with any business let alone a new industry, so not quite understanding the harassed quality to Lathsavong voice I ask what time they’re due to arrive, thankfully it’s tomorrow afternoon. We have the career fair at the Northern College of Agriculture starting at 8 am tomorrow but if we leave at lunchtime we should be able to make it the 90 mins over to the farm in time for their arrival. So unconcerned am I, that Steven, the Dairy General Manager is having a well earnt day off the next day and asks if he should attend.  No, No that won’t be necessary!

Mobbed by the crowd

It all started innocently enough, a visit to the Northern Agriculture & Forestry College about 45 mins north of Luang Prabang to discuss partnering with the College for research & training purposes with their students. For an Agricultural College surely 200 buffalo being used for the 1 st dairy in Laos must be of interest!

Buffalo Wrangling

It has been just over two weeks since our first buffalo arrived. This was the beginning of our “mini farm”. The idea of our mini farm was to start our first few months with 5 buffalo so that we could train our staff, perfect our recipes, and get the word out about our business while our main farm gets built.

After all the excitement of getting our business started and getting our first buffalo, we still could not have imagined what we were in for once we got going.

Getting started: Hello From Laos Buffalo Dairy!

We are very excited to share our adventure of opening up the first Buffalo Dairy in Laos with you! It has been an exciting process with every day a new challenge or surprise, and we are pleased to say that we are close to our launch! 

Our dairy will be located in Muang Khay Village (Ban Muang Khay in Lao language), right on the road to Kuang Si Waterfall! We have been getting everything ready to welcome our first buffalo – our first few will be arriving this week!