Fiji Time: 9:26 PM on Monday 27 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63520.6162
JPY 50.164947.1649
GBP 0.36110.3531
EUR 0.44150.4295
NZD 0.69470.6617
AUD 0.65900.6340
USD 0.48880.4718

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple
  2. Tui Wailevu passes on
  3. Police probe body parts find
  4. A blessing in disguise
  5. NFP disquiet over State stance
  6. Official: No division within SODELPA
  7. Steadfast
  8. VKB entries 'clear'
  9. Gravel extraction worry
  10. Drug-free athletes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  3. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  5. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  6. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  7. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)