Recognizing the current trading environment and the considerable strain posed by the ongoing drought, Namibia Dairies remains committed to supporting our partners in the dairy industry to the best of its ability. Hence, Namibia Dairies has announced the implementation of a supplementary winter levy to support our dedicated dairy farming partners during the challenging winter season.

Subject to all quality specifications being met, the winter levy of 75 cents per liter will be paid for all raw milk delivered by standing dairy farming partners between 01 June and 31 August 2024. This initiative aims to provide additional financial support to the valued dairy farmers partners during a traditionally challenging season, and it underscores the company’s gratitude for the longstanding partnership and dedication to supplying Namibia Dairies with high-quality raw milk.

“We understand the significant challenges our dairy farmers face, especially during the winter months. The ongoing drought has placed an unprecedented strain on their operations,” says Wynand Oosthuizen, Acting Managing Director Namibia Dairies. “This supplementary levy is a testament to our commitment to the sustainability and resilience of the dairy industry in Namibia. We hope it will alleviate some of the financial pressures our farmers are experiencing and ensure the continued supply of quality dairy products to the Namibian public.”

Continues Oosthuizen: ”We acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our dairy farming partners, who play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and reliability of our dairy supply chain. This initiative is part of our broader strategy to support the agricultural sector and contribute to the overall stability and growth of Namibia’s dairy industry, and trust that this supplementary support will make a positive impact on the financial well-being of our farmers. Namibia Dairies remains committed to working closely with our partners to navigate these challenging times and ensure a continued, prosperous future for the dairy sector in Namibia.”

Oosthuizen concluded by encouraging Namibians everywhere to continue to support pure, local goodness and in doing so, help support and uplift not only the local dairy industry, but local manufacturing at large, in line with the Government’s Growth at Home strategy to help secure employment and economic growth at home.