Coming to shelves in local shops on February 6th ,2018 is PNG’s first local dairy milk.
Because it is locally produced, it will cut down the costs of fresh milk by 50 percent per liter.
Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Richard Maru, stated that this is a milestone for the PNG Agro Industry and a great boost for the Agriculture sector.
This morning Innovative Agro Industry Chairman, Ilan Weiss, presented the first bottle of PNG produced dairy milk to Minister Richard Maru.
Ilimo Dairy farm, which was redeveloped last year, is now producing six tonnes of milk every day which is 6,000 bottles of milk.
Once these products reach the market, it will be sold at half the price of what fresh milk is being sold for currently.
By May, Weiss said they should be producing 12 tonnes of fresh milk.
Minister Maru said the primary reason why PNG’s economy is suffering is because we are importing more than we can export.
With the Government’s priority in Agriculture, this bottle of milk gives great boost for more locally produced products. The biggest production expense is the feed but because Innovative Agro Industry has been able to grow most of it locally, they have been able to reduce that cost.