How is the dairy industry faring?
Supply in the dairy industry has been limited for numerous reasons in several key countries around the world. However, demand from some Asian countries, such as China, has continued. So at the moment, what we’re seeing is something of a mismatch between supply and demand.
What were some of the industry highlights in 2021?
One of the highlights was being able to continue to produce milk and dairy products and serve our clients during the pandemic. It was a tremendous challenge, but we managed to supply our customers throughout the crisis. We’re very grateful to all those in our supply chain for the work they have put in over the past year. The challenge is to keep that going, because Covid-19 hasn’t disappeared; we have to live with it. I think that the challenge now will be to try to help our customers meet demand, given the worldwide shortage of supply.
What do you forecast for the industry?
I think that the industry is actually very well placed in terms of the investments that have been made throughout the supply chain. Furthermore, I anticipate that the industry will continue to reduce its carbon footprint. Sustainability and environmental issues are significant.
What projects are you working on?
We will be investing heavily in innovation and coming up with ways to reduce our carbon footprint throughout our dairy supply chain.