Union dismisses milk protest

UK - Trying to invoice processors for a realistic cost-of-production milk price was a waste of time, said NFU Scotland vice-president Jim McLaren yesterday.
calendar icon 16 November 2006
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Chairing a "way ahead for dairying" seminar at AgriScot, McLaren criticised the invoicing attempt by a protest group of dairy farmers.

NFU Scotland policy, he said, was to get farmers a fairer share of retail prices for milk and milk products with a two-strand approach.

One was more farmer-ownership of milk processing "to give us greater clout in the market".

The second was to ensure that ownership was used to best effect by driving milk product development and innovation.

McLaren said: "In a country with strong local branding and growing consumer support for that, there is real potential to carve out an added-value industry."

Source: business.scotsman.com

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