18:36 milking parlour with pedigree Holstein Friesian cows© FLPA/REX/Shutterstock
The wide range in dairy farmers’ costs of production has been highlighted by figures released by Defra. Analysis of the results of the 2015-16 Farm Business Survey show the average cost of production was 25.5ppl, against an average farmgate price of 25.3p/litre for the farms involved in the survey. However, they also reveal that 5% of businesses were producing milk for less than 20p/litre, while another 13% were averaging between 20 and 22.5p/litre. See also: Industry split over value of […]
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