After a 2 days training of livestock farmers that was concluded last week on Friday in Kamonyi district, many of these farmers agreed on dealing with dairies to sell their milk so as to gain more from the hard work the carry out in their activities of livestock farming.
This was agreed upon after finding out that milk suppliers bought milk from them at a very low price, yet sold it expensively to people without considering how much work they go through as farmers.
These milk suppliers get a litre of milk at Rwf 150-170, and then sell it at Rwf400-500 which is a very big difference to the farmers hence a decision to at least get dairy farms they can sell their milk to.
Innocent Ndayahoza a resident of Kagina cell Runda sector said that “milk suppliers getting milk from them at this price makes them loss since they do not consider the heavy work they do at their farms to get that milk”.
The president of Mugomero dairy that has about 20000 farmers François Musabira therefore said that “they were going to help these farmers gain from their work in the new system of the diary”.
In this new programme therefore, farmers will be selling milk to the diary and suppliers will get it from there at Rwf250.
These farmers were also taught on different ways they can keep their milk clean and good where they were told not to milk from aluminum containers, do the milking before the sun comes out and also not to mix milk from the different cows they have.