ZIMBABWE’S milk production marginally declined by 1% to 19,2 million litres in the first quarter of this year, with the increasing headwinds posing a serious threat to the sector’s viability, a new report has revealed.
In its latest report, the Livestock and Meat Advisory Council (Lmac) revealed that between January and March, milk production was 19,2 million litres compared to 19,4 million litres collected in the prior period.
“Milk production for the first quarter to March 2020 amounted to 19,2 million litres. This is a marginal decline of 1% over the same period in 2019. January milk collections were the highest for the quarter at 6,83 million litres,” reads the report in part.