Drought: Kabale District Hit By Milk Crisis

Kabale district has been hit by milk crisis forcing Dairy farmers to hike milk prices leaving consumers with tough choices to make.

A liter of milk at farm gate prices has doubled from 600 shillings in June to 1200 shillings.

Alex Arinaitwe the sales Manager Kabale Tukore Dairy says milk prices shot up because of supply constraints.

He says milk production has seriously dropped due to the prolonged dry spell that has hit the cattle corridor resulting in the price of milk to skyrocket.

George Kwarigaba the accountant Kigezi Dairy Co-operative Society many of their customers have had to stop buying milk because of the high prices, viagra while others have cut down the quantity they purchase.

Mugisha Innocent, a farmer from Kitumba sub county Kabale district says because of the prolonged drought that hit the district, the cows now feed on dry grass for those who stored it which does not help in production of milk.

Shallon Musimenta from Bugongi, a milk consumer says that due to the price hike she has resorted to buying millet flour for her family.

She says a kilo of millet floor, which costs 2400 shillings, takes them four days unlike two liters of milk that are consumed once.



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