Milk producers affected by high prices of feed

The production of cow’s milk in Brazil became 31% more expensive in April due to the rising feed costs. Soybean and corn, whose prices have skyrocketed since 2020, weigh heavily on the composition of animal feed, representing between 40% and 60% of the costs in dairy farming, analysts and producers say. “The producer bought a bag of corn for R$35 to R$40 a year ago, and today he spends around R$100,” says Ronei Volpi, president of the Sectorial Chamber of Milk at the Ministry of Agriculture, Supply and Livestock.

Source: Valor international