Milking dairy cows © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
Dairy farmers’ margins will only get more disastrous, a new report has found. Consultant The Dairy Group says the average farmer’s margin over purchased feed has plunged 24% since May 2014 to reach £1,507/cow in January. This means a 200-cow herd will have lost more than £100,000 in revenue over that period. The average milk price fell almost 6p/litre to 25.2p/litre in the 12 months to January 2016. But the cost of purchased feed dropped just 1.2p/litre.  See also: Dairy […]
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