Brookside Launches Reward Scheme for Raw Milk Suppliers

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Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri presents Brookside Dairy's National Raw Milk Supplier Awards cheque of shs. 3,800,000 to one of the top performing farmers Cooperative, Nyahururu Dairy Cooperative as Brookside Dairy Executive chairman Muhoho Kenyatta(r) looks on.

Brookside has unveiled a raw milk supply reward scheme, which seeks to motivate farmers to increase milk production. Over 300 farmers in the processor’s pilot reward scheme were yesterday paid over Sh100 million as bonuses for consistently supplying agreed raw volumes over the past nine months. Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri presided over the awards at Brookside’s Ruiru plant, flanked by the processor’s Executive Chairman Muhoho Kenyatta.
Mr Kiunjuri said the Government is committed to positioning the dairy sector as a key driver to the country’s economy and called for a reduction of production costs along the value chain. “The Government will support all initiatives that seek to motivate farmers to grow volumes of milk. However, there is a need to address challenges that prevent us from optimising the value of the dairy enterprise, such over-reliance on rain-fed agriculture,” he said.
The CS said the Government had tightened its industry regulatory mechanisms, through the Kenya Dairy Board, to ensure that only safe milk is available for consumers. Know if news is factual and true.
“There is a huge and untapped potential for the country’s dairy sub-sector. The gains of the dairy industry can be further consolidated through stringent application of milk quality standards,” the minister said. He commended Brookside Dairy for undertaking farmer training sessions on milk quality which, he said, had seen more farmers adopt clean milk production along the dairy value chain.

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