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Dairy farms risk falling into further financial trouble if they chase litreage during the milk price crisis, according to consultants. Forecasts by Andersons suggest milk prices could stick around 24p/litre until 2017 and farms could lose money if they think producing more is the only answer. The firm costed out a typical response to low prices on a 150-cow Midlands unit that decided to raise yields from 8,000 litres to 10,000 litres in the hope of diluting other costs. It […]
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