Mobile Dairy Keeps Farmers on Right Path

UK - Diversification has become a buzz word for farmers in recent years. Normally not through choice, but desperation. With dairy farmers often receiving 24p for a litre of milk that costs 30p to produce, many are going out of business.
calendar icon 24 June 2008
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And while many farmers see the need to diversify, the thought of trying something new coupled with the cost of investing in new equipment, is often too prohibitive.

But help may now be at hand thanks to the Peak District Dairy Wagon, a co-operative run by nine dairy farmers and farmers’ wives, which allows them, and others, the opportunity to learn new skills and consider new business ideas.

The idea for the wagon — a mobile creamery — goes back to a Making The Most Of Your Milk campaign run by the Peak District National Park Authority and the University of Derby in 2002.

Source: Co-Operative News
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