In Summary
  • Brookside Dairy executive chairman Muhoho Kenyatta said the move would boost the supply of high-quality milk that would enable the processor to tap a larger share of the high-value products that deliver premium prices.
  • The quality-based pricing model will be influenced by the amount of butterfat in a kilogramme of raw milk, milk free from antibiotics and added water.
  • This is a shift from the current pricing model that relies on the weight of milk and does not fully reward farmers for high-quality husbandry.

Brookside Dairy will start paying farmers based on milk quality as it seeks produce that allows it to manufacture more premium products like ghee and butter.

Brookside Dairy executive chairman Muhoho Kenyatta said the move would boost the supply of high-quality milk that would enable the processor to tap a larger share of the high-value products that deliver premium prices.

“This reward scheme is about quantity and quality akin to a cheque for the amount of tea delivered to a factory and a bonus at the end of the year,” he said.

The quality-based pricing model will be influenced by the amount of butterfat in a kilogramme of raw milk, milk free from antibiotics and added water.

This is a shift from the current pricing model that relies on the weight of milk and does not fully reward farmers for high-quality husbandry.

The quest for milk with high-fat content in milk comes at a time when Brookside is seeking more revenues from products such as ghee and butter as well as yoghurt and sour milk.

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