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Drop in milk supply

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE Fiji Co-operative Dairy Company Limited (FCDCL) is expecting a further decrease in milk production for the coming months as we enter the cold season.

Company CEO Sachida Nand said the decrease in production was always expected around this time of the year.

The decrease would further add to the 21 per cent decrease in milk production for FCDCL in the first quarter of the year.

Mr Nand said the decrease in production was mainly because dairy farmers could not meet the high cost of production.

He said 17 registered bulk farmers produced 1.17million litres of milk for the first quarter of last year but compared to the same period this year, they only managed to produce 0.92litres of milk.

"The bulk farmers produce the most in terms of 60 per cent of the milk and the remaining 230 farmers produce the 40 per cent," Mr Nand said.

"Big suppliers from Waidalice and Naitasiri had a six per cent and four per cent decline in production."

He said the 21 per cent decrease in production was just the tip of the iceberg.








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