Namibia to resume local production of hormone-free milk


Namibia’s main dairy producing company Namibia Dairies on Monday announced the resumption of production and packaging of its Nammilk full-cream and low-fat ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk range after almost two years of outsourcing to South Africa.

The decision to outsource production of UHT milk to South Africa in November 2020 had been mainly due to the reduction in the local raw milk supply, forcing the business to fill the shortfall that threatened its sustainability, said Namibia Dairies’ managing director Leonie Prinsloo in a statement.

“As a result of the good rains and increased raw milk supply locally, we are excited to bring our hormone-free, high-quality UHT products home again at their local depot situated in Avis Windhoek,” she said.

Namibia Dairies, which is an Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group subsidiary, has been in existence since 1997 with its objectives premised on ensuring the business profitably produces, packages, and distributes UHT milk to the highest standards and the best quality, with no change in the current cost to the consumer.

According to Prinsloo, consumers should note that in line with this move, the current brick packaging will be phased out and the Prisma packaging reintroduced.

Namibia Dairies, including the Aimab Superfarm, is one of Namibia’s biggest dairy producers and has been severely impacted by the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ailing economy.

“The improved circumstances, along with the continued objective to maximize the capacity of the local plant and focus on quality throughout the value chain, positively impacted the decision to move our UHT milk production back to Namibia and ensure the full capitalization of the value chain,” she concluded. Enditem

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