The production of raw milk has decreased, primarily due to the drought and more expensive animal feed, but there is no question of a permanent shortage of milk, nor is there room for such fears, said domestic dairy farmers on Wednesday.
Both the processing industry and the dairy farmers are faced with the enormous increase in costs and energy prices by 400-500 percent.
“In the current period, the production of raw milk has decreased primarily due to the drought and the increase in the price of animal feed, on whose import we are traditionally dependent. However, it can be said that it is not a permanent lack of milk, there are no reasons for such fears. The increased demand and purchase due to rumors that there will be no milk also contributes to the perception of a shortage,” says Gjorgi Petrushev, head of the Group for Milk Production, Purchase and Processing.