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Brookside Increases Producer Prices of Milk to Sh35

05 February 2020

KENYA - Milk processor Brookside Dairy has increased the price of milk per kilo paid to farmers by Sh7 in what is expected to spark a pricing war among processors.

The Ruiru-based processor yesterday said it would pay farmers up to Sh35 per kilo of milk delivered, up from Sh28.

Two weeks ago, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya directed State-owned New KCC to pay farmers Sh33 per kilo of raw milk. Brookside Director of Milk Procurement and Manufacturing John Gethi said the new rates will be backdated to mid-January as the processor seeks to consolidate its leadership position in the country’s milk market.

"The new prices are an incentive to our farmers to invest in climate-smart dairy practices such as the establishment of fodder crops and pasture grasses during what appears to be an extended rainfall season," said Mr Gethi in a statement.

He said investment in fodder production would address the challenge of seasonality by ensuring consistency in milk production.

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Source: Standard Digital

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