Milk Supply Reduces

UGANDA - Prices of milk and beef have gone up in Kampala due to a decline in supply from farmers, especially in the renowned cattle-rearing western region.
calendar icon 25 September 2007
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Kalidi Matovu, the general secretary of the Uganda Dairy Traders Association, said they get only 60% of the initial amount of milk they used to get.

“The lactation period is ending among most cows. If you now need 10,000 litres, you can only get 6,000,” Matovu said.

He said the reduction in supply started in July and they spend two days to fill a single truck that carries about 10,000 litres.

“Previously, we would fill a truck in only one day.”

Matovu said the price of unprocessed milk has increased from sh600 to sh800 a litre in Kampala, while farmgate prices have gone up from sh250 to sh370 per litre.

The price of Fresh Dairy and Alpha milk has also increased from sh1,000 to sh1,100 a litre.

Source: New Vision
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