4 September 2000
Militants to meet with milk company

By FWi staff

DAIRY farmers are to meet with representatives of Express Milk after the company announced a lower than expected rise in the price it pays for milk.

Members of Farmers For Action blockaded three depots after the Express Milk Partnership announced a penny-per-litre price increase for October.

Neil Davidson, Express chief executive, agreed to the meeting after depots were picketed at Frome, Leicester and Ashby de la Zouche on Sunday (3 Sep).

A spokesman for Farmers for Action said: “We know through our many talks to supermarket bosses that there is a least 3p a litre available for the asking.”

The pressure group has warned that many farmers will be driven out of business this winter unless dairy companies pay more for milk.