10-12-2013 12:58 PM | Jamaica

Jamaican dairy industry 'in crisis'

"THE DAIRY industry is in a crisis now," Jasmin Holness declared in her opening statement to the 56th annual general meeting of the Jamaica Hope Cattle Breeders Society last Thursday.

Holness noted that with one of the four major processors having stopped taking milk, citing backed up inventory, dairy farmers are unable to find markets for their milk. Refusing to name the processor, Holness, who is chairman of the breed society, lamented that despite declining sales, dairy farmers still have to meet the cost of feeding the animals, as well as milking the cows.
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