Minister sees Russia’s milk output rising 2.5–3% per month in 2018
MOSCOW, Apr 5 (PRIME) -- Russian milk producers will raise their capacities by 2.5–3% per month in 2018, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachyov told PRIME on Thursday.
“Our experts’ calculations show raw milk production’s monthly increase of 2.5–3% this year, data of the first months of the year confirm that,” he said, pointing out that the milk output rose 3% in January–February.
State support of milk production was effective, but consumer demand for raw milk is contracting. “Producers of dairy products don’t buy raw milk as they want to use cheaper alternatives, the quality of which is often low,” he said.