Milk prices won't reduce even after the rains
25 April 2012, 12:16
The New Kenya Coperative Cremeries (NEW KCC) has told milk consumers not to expect a reduction in milk prices in the coming days.
This comes even after the country is experiencing long rains and green foliage is expected to increase thus the milk supply is also set to increase in the next three weeks.
The Board decided to retain the current prices of between KES 40 and 45 per half litre pack but also raise producer prices to encourage farmers to produce more milk that will not be wasted.
The milk farmers will get KES 35 per Kilo up from KES 30 per kilo of raw milk, according to New KCC Chairman Matu Wamae.
He said that the increase in production prices will enable farmers to buy animal feeds that have maintained higher prices even after a bounty harvest of maize was experienced
The company had KES 1.5 billion worth of milk powder stocks for the domestic market though the milk supply was not bad during the last dry spell, having exported 15 per cent of her production last year.
He also said the new producer prices are also meant to encourage farmers to sell their produce to processors instead of middle men as a means of ensuring provision best quality milk to Kenyans.
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