21 April 1999
Two views of Scots dairying

TWO senior figures in the Scottish dairy industry give differing remedies for the problems facing the sector in The Herald.

Peter Chapman, vice-president of the National Farmers Union of Scotland milk committee, said producers needed fair prices.

But he conceded the industry would have to work itself to stimulate demand.

Meanwhile, John Duncan, chairman of Scottish Milk, the farmers co-operative, defended lower prices to suppliers.

He said it was vital producers had an effective presence in the milk market in the face of imports from Europe and from south of the Border.