SCOTLAND – A new information service promising comprehensive coverage of the dairy industry has been announced for Scottish farmers.
Launched at AgriScot, the Dairy Hub is to be a “one-stop shop” offering advice and training, says the Scottish agriculture ministry.
The scheme aims to improve farm efficiency in line with the industry’s dairy review “Ambition 2025”.
Speaking at the launch, at which a £25,000 funding boost was confirmed for the Dairy Growth Board and brand development, rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead termed the Hub a “useful tool” for farmers working for “long term stability.”
He added: “I am very pleased to officially launch Scotland’s new Dairy Hub, which is a great way for farmers to get advice on ways of managing finances and improving efficiency.
“Clearly, this is hugely important given current market conditions.
“It is important that we work with processors, as well as producers, as we work to strengthen Scotland’s dairy sector.
"I fully support the development of a Scottish dairy brand. It is an exciting opportunity for the whole industry that will enable us to explore new market possibilities.”
Dairy Hub manager Stuart Martin wants farmers to ask about the Hub, urging people to speak to his team to find out about the service.
Mr Martin said: “Our aim is to be the one stop shop for dairy advice and support so we are keen to help with any question you may have.”
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