In Summary
  • Dairy farmers contracted by Brookside will earn 16 per cent more per litre after the processor increased producer prices to Sh36.
  • The Sh5 increment, the firm said, is meant to cushion farmers against effects of the prolonged dry weather, which has suppressed production across major milk sheds over the past three months across the country.
  • The increase for deliveries made from yesterday, will benefit 160,000 farmers and 300 dairy groups, Brookside said.

Dairy farmers contracted by Brookside will earn 16 per cent more per litre after the processor increased producer prices to Sh36.

The Sh5 increment, the firm said, is meant to cushion farmers against effects of the prolonged dry weather, which has suppressed production across major milk sheds over the past three months across the country.

The increase for deliveries made from yesterday, will benefit 160,000 farmers and 300 dairy groups, Brookside said.

The increase in farmgate price comes weeks after the processor increased its retail prices by a similar margin.

Brookside’s director of milk procurement and manufacturing John Gethi said: "The current business environment has occasioned an increase in consumer prices of our products. We have decided to pass on the benefits of these increases to our farmers during this exceptionally dry period.” He was speaking from the firm's offices in Ruiru.

This will be a relief to the farmers who have seen the cost of animal feeds rise steeply over recent weeks.

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