UK - The UK dairy industry is open for business and ready to help build a stronger economy and better future, Dairy UK chairman, Dr David Dobbin, said last week.
Addressing political and industry leaders at the Dairy UK annual dinner in London, Dr Dobbin said: "In the wake of a momentous event in UK modern history, more than ever before do we need to ensure that the UK dairy industry is market led and innovative, that it is internationally competitive and best in class and most important of all, that it is open for business wherever that business takes us."
Dr Dobbin called for the supply chain to meet customer requirements, more promotion for British dairy in the UK and abroad, and for UK governments to show support for the industry.
He went on: "The lesson we hopefully have learned from the last two years is that although our industry has good long term potential for growth, output growth has to be in line with the growth in global demand. If we want to grow faster than this, we need to stimulate demand and grow our market share at home and abroad."
Farming Minister George Eustice said: "The UK dairy industry is enormously important to us.
"We clearly need to support our agriculture and rural communities - and British farming must remain profitable and competitive. Defra officials will be working with a dedicated unit in government to look at a future package for farmers and the environment. We will work with industry and the public to develop these new arrangements."
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