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Protests at Parliament: Scottish Dairy Trouble

29 April 2009

SCOTLAND, UK - Dairy farmers are to gather outside the Scottish Parliament to protest against the prices they are paid for milk.

According to the BBC, the farmers will lobby for a greater share of profit margins to help them afford production costs. The National Farmers Union in Scotland said the amount paid to producers had fallen by 20 per cent, or almost 4p per litre, since the start of 2009.

The protests coincide with a day of action for dairy farmers in more than 10 countries across Europe. The farmers hope to meet MSPs during the gathering in Edinburgh.

Domestic milk production was at its lowest level since 1972. Scotland is now a net importer where we used to be a net exporter. The predictions are that by 2030 we will be importing over 50% of our dairy consumption.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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