Dairy Farmers Demand More Fairness

UK - A local campaign to get an investigation into milk prices has been launched by a group from East Devon.
calendar icon 14 December 2006
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The group is calling for the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the way in which supermarkets and milk processors operate within the market.

Sally Dare, of Axminster, launched the Great Milk Robbery campaign with other supporters in Somerset at the beginning of December.

The group has since been running public awareness days at Tesco stores in Axminster, on Thursday, December 7, and in Honiton on Friday, December 8.

Mrs Dare, who is the daughter of a dairy farmer, married a dairy farmer and has other family links to the industry. She said it is time something was done to help farmers get a better price for their milk.

In a letter to David Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, she said: "In the dairy industry, we are now being paid on average 17p per litre for farm gate milk. The average production price is 21p per litre.

Source: DevonLife

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