Milk supply under threat

UK - North West dairy farmers are owed more than £55.6m, a National Farmers Union campaign claims.
calendar icon 26 December 2006
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Hundreds of milk producers have joined the NFU's drive to highlight the growing threat to the UK milk supply because of the poor price they receive for their milk.

Each farmer completed an invoice showing the gap between the price they receive for their milk set against production costs.

NFU North West dairy board chairman Mike Taylor, who runs Russell Farm, Carnforth, near Lancaster, said: "Unless something is done to reverse the downward price trend in the supply chain, then these model cows may soon be the only ones left to see in the countryside.

"The campaign has revealed what we have known all along - that milk producers are being short-changed to the tune of £55.6m per year - this is the rising gap between what they are paid for their milk compared to how much it costs them to actually produce it.

Source: Lanchashire Evening Post
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