A dairy herd waiting to be milked© Tim Scrivener
There is plenty of evidence of the growing cost of milk production. Aside from input price rises, freshly calved dairy heifer prices were up 10.7% to £1,235 a head in February, compared with the same period 12 months earlier. Freshly calved cow prices rose 14.9% to £1,036. See also: Guide to Defra’s growth programme diversification grants However, the values are not directly comparable says AHDB Dairy analyst Joanne Tuck. Since January 2017, the figures represent only commercial animals – previously they included both […]
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