Urals’ Stock Farmers Union: Milk prices to rise despite government control

28 November 2014 (09:15)

November 28, 2014. Milk and dairy products prices will keep rising despite government control and surveillance, Ilya Bondarev, Chairman of Urals’ Stock Farmers Union, a non-profit organization, said at a press conference in Yekaterinburg today.

He explained milk grew more expensive because of the weakened ruble and because of the way harvesting campaign turned out in Sverdlovsk Region.

‘We had a difficult time harvesting the year, it was impossible to stock up on good quality forage. The raw stuffs output might therefore go down. Besides, agricultural vehicles became more expensive, as did spare parts as well as feed stuff (since the ingredients are imported). Grain prices do not look good into the bargain. We will do our best to keep up with the output while increasing prices in a manageable way,’ Bondarev said.

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