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Sir Charles blasts PHD

Randy Bennett

Sir Charles blasts PHD

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The Pine Hill Dairy (PHD) has been blamed for what is expected to be the dairy industry’s lowest milk output in over a decade.

And with no feasible “quick fix” in the making, prominent farmer Sir Charles Williams says it will take up to three years before the industry gets back on its feet.

With this year’s milk production set to drop from six million kilograms to just under four million kilograms, Sir Charles said the decision by the PHD to switch from pasteurised milk to a “long life milk” almost ruined the industry.

“The Pine Hill Dairy made an asinine mistake by producing a milk without testing the market and it ended up being a product Barbadians did not want,” Williams told the WEEKEND NATION in an interview yesterday.

“In their wisdom, they took a decision to switch from pasteurised milk, a high quality milk which was preferred by both locals and tourists to a long life milk . . . and it was not selling.”