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Estonia’s small dairy producers see opportunity in price low

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Despite the critically low milk price amid the Russian food embargo, small producers in Estonia consider the situation an opportunity to expand.

Meelis Mõttus of Metsavenna farm in Võru County close to the Latvian border told public broadcaster ERR’s that changes in the market had made milk farms to become more active and that his own farm is now packing milk in different amounts and has also increased its cheese production.

Mirjam Pikmets from the Estonian Small Dairy Producers’ Union, which comprises 18 of small producers, confirms that about a third have managed to enter larger-scale trade.

Pikmets commented that the aim for small producers was to have a few small dairy producers in every region of the country, which would make it possible to make the business fairer again.

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