About 50 farmers protesting against milk price cuts blockaded the Asda chilled goods depot at Magna Park, Leicestershire.

The farmers gathered at what is one of Europe’s biggest retail distribution parks at 9pm on Tuesday, 25 July.

Other protests saw dairy processing plants blockaded at Ashby de la Zouch, Market Drayton and Leeds.

Most major supermarket chains – including Asda, the target of this protest here – have increased the price they pay farmers for milk.

But the farmers say their protests will continue because only dairy producers who supply retailers direct will benefit from supermarket price increases.

The farmers want dairy processors to reverse in full all price cuts by a 1 August deadline.

Processors have indicated that margins will remain tight unless supermarkets pay more for all the milk they purchase, including from the open market.

 

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