Economics and Statistics

The MPO department charged with economics and statistics is headed up by economist Dr Koos Coetzee, who holds a PhD in agricultural economics. He is responsible for the industry information project of Milk SA and also represents the South African dairy industry on international bodies such as the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN).

In 2016, the South African primary dairy industry consisted of:

to produce >3 billion litres of milk and has a turnover of >R15 billion a year.

A TYPICAL SOUTH AFRICAN DAIRY FARMER milks 350 cows, employs 11 workers

The strategic core function of the MPO is to focus on sustainable dairy farming for all

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