Dairy price hike soonThis article was originally published in Foodnews
NAMIBIAN consumers can expect a price increase on local dairy products from 1 July of 7-10%, due to higher raw milk costs. Namibia Dairies and the Dairy Producers' Association of Namibia (DPA) have announced a settlement on raw milk price negotiations that started on 6 May. The adjustment forms part of an annual increase on raw milk and comes in the wake of an interim special relief given to milk producers in February. A temporary shortage of imported cheese and UHT milk is expected as a result of a milk shortage in South Africa. Namibia Dairies said it was monitoring the problem and would allocate its 1.8 million litre milk quota to the appropriate product lines to alleviate the situation.