Calls for Regular Price Reviews of Milk


By Wezi Tjaronda


The Dairy Producer’s Association (DPA) says milk prices should be reviewed every year to enable producers to stay in business.

This would enable especially small milk producers not to close their businesses like many South Africa producers have done over the past few years.

Chairman of the DPA, Japie Engelbrecht, told New Era after the DPA Annual General Meeting last week that Namibia would lose a quarter of its milk if 20 percent of the producers had to stop operating.

President of the Namibia Agricultural Union, Raimar von Hase, said tens of thousands of milk producers have left the industry in South Africa because the industry had become unprofitable.

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