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Call to reduce price

Avinesh Gopal
Saturday, January 04, 2014

A DAIRY farmer believes the price of cattle feed should be reduced if milk production is to be increased.

Mahendar Singh of Waimaro in Tailevu said the cost of producing milk was high because of the high cost of cattle feed.

"The cost of cattle feed is going up and in general, business is not profitable because of the high production costs," he said.

Mr Singh said he had stopped supplying milk to Fiji Cooperative Dairy Company Limited and was taking milk directly to Fiji Dairy Limited in Nabua, which fetches him 10 cents extra per litre.

"But although I'm getting $1 for a litre of milk because I supply to the company direct, business is not profitable because of the high production cost.

"We have always been requesting the authorities to look into the price of cattle feed, including molasses, but nothing much has been done.

"I believe the price of cattle feed should be reduced so that farmers can increase milk production and survive and in turn enable the industry to survive."





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