Social media push to urge shoppers to back dairy farmers

Farmers are turning to social media to help promote British dairy products in the face of plummeting farmgate prices and a decline in producer numbers.

Supporters of the dairy industry are sharing pictures of themselves drinking glasses of milk and using the hashtags #milktash and #teamdairy to spread the message that by buying British milk, cheese and yoghurt, shoppers can help support the sector.

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Here’s a selection of some of the tweets in the past 24 hours:

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