NFU finds dairy farmers 'are owed more than £55.6m'

UK - North-West dairy farmers are owed more than £55.6m - this is the figure produced as a result of the NFU's Dairy Invoicing Campaign.
calendar icon 6 January 2007
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Hundreds of milk producers have so far joined the NFU's campaign to highlight the growing threat to the UK milk supply as a consequence 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 - not taking into account rising costs of borrowing or growing regulatory burdens.

The campaign culminated in NFU North-West dairy board chairman Mike Taylor illustrating his point by having a couple of wooden model cows in his empty milking parlour and in one of his fields.

Mr Taylor 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.

Source: icTeesside

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