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“As the organisation which represents all sectors of the dairy industry, we and our members are acutely aware of our responsibilities and obligations in relation to milk pricing.

“It is in everyone’s interests, from consumers to dairy companies and farmers, for the dairy sector to be as vibrant and as sustainable as possible. There is no doubt that milk processors and producers are facing an escalating cost burden and that is why – quite apart from the pricing issue – the maximising of supply chain efficiencies is a key cross-industry challenge.” Jim Begg director general of Dairy UK

“The Royal Association for British Dairy Farmers has had meetings with the OFT to brief them on the true costs of production to help them better understand the dire financial state of the dairy industry.” Tim Brigstocke RABDF chairman

Industry responds

4 August 1995

Industry responds

farmers weeklys campaign to "Stamp Out Scab" is attracting widespread support from the industry.

The campaign, launched at the Royal Welsh Show, calls on MAFF to re-introduce sheep scab on to the notifiable diseases list. It also supports recommendations from the Farm Animal Welfare Council to introduce compulsory treatment and movement restrictions to control the disease.

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