Dairy farmers in Kyankwanzi lose Shs15m to power outages

Dairy farmers in Kiboga and Kyankwanzi districts have said they lose about 2,000 liters of milk worth Shs15m after every two weeks due to power outages.The farmers also attribute the losses to poor infrastructure and the milking process.Currently, a liter of milk at the trading center costs Shs750.Mr Johnson Kwesigabo, the chairperson of Dwaniro Dairy … Read more

Vermont Dairy Farmers, Hit by Rising Prices, Seek Help

Organic dairy and other livestock farmers are seeking emergency federal aid as they grapple with skyrocketing organic feed costs, steep fuel and utility expenses as well as the consequences of drought in many parts of the country. Two dozen US senators and representatives wrote to US Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack this week asking for … Read more

Six dairy farmers in Pune arrested for injecting buffaloes with oxytocin

Six dairy farmers in Pune and the neighboring areas were arrested for allegedly using banned oxytocin injections to increase the milk-producing capacity of their buffaloes, the police said on Tuesday. Oxytocin, a schedule H drug, has been banned from retail sales by the union government since 2018. The accused have been identified as Vitthal Bhivaji … Read more

Despite flush season, dairy farmers in Maharashtra fetch good procurement prices

Dairy farmers in the state are enjoying a rare spell of good price, which has seen dairies increase their procurement price even as the sector enters its flush season when production increases. Dairies say there is a 10-15 per cent dip in output in many milk-producing states, which has led them to increase the procurement … Read more