Archive Article: 2001/10/19

19 October 2001

Milk producers are a dogged breed indeed

All credit to UK milk producers. More than 90% say they would continue milk production provided the milk price remains at, or above, its current level, according to Strutt and Parkers Dairy Event survey.

The high cost of capital investment is the most limiting resource which is being exacerbated by the lack of profit.

The dairy sector is a prime example of why farmers need realistic commodity prices. Without that guarantee the industry cant be expected to produce at higher welfare and quality standards.

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