The refiners say that it is because of the oversupply of milk in the market.
Purchase prices for milk under pressure from the seasonal growth of production are constantly falling. Despite the positive trends in the global market. About it reports a press-service of the Association of milk producers, reports Rus.Media.
In April the average purchase price of milk is 9,12 UAH/kg (including VAT), up 44 pennies below the price of April. The highest grade refiners bought in average of 9.01 UAH/kg (-12%), and the first 8.40 UAH (-44%). May began with a continuation of the price drop. Extrashort cost 8,85 UAH/kg, which is 23 kopecks below the price of the end of April, the highest grade – 8,30 UAH/kg (-64%), and class – 7,90 UAH/kg (-81%).
Processors explain this oversupply of milk in the market. But as you know, seasonality in industrial dairy farming are not. Farms provide a steady supply of milk throughout the year, in contrast to the population. Thus, if in the summer, households practiced grazing, industrial agriculture continue to feed the cattle, regular feed rations, which in recent years has considerably risen in price.