UK – Help is out there for dairy farmers trying to get a stake in the UK’s ice cream boom.
A training and support package from The Ice Cream Alliance is to help farmers establish products and businesses in a food sector worth £1 billion in the UK alone.
Plenty of opportunities await farmers in the ice cream sector, according Zelica Carr, Chief Executive Officer of The Ice Cream Alliance.
The industry has enjoyed one its best five years and forecasts say this will continue, she added.
“Already many dairy farmers have joined our association and are now running highly successful businesses," said Mrs Carr.
"They have discovered that instead of getting just a few pence per litre for their milk they can turn it into ice cream and increase their yield to more than £18 per litre.”
"There are plenty of opportunities for dairy farmers to break into the ice cream market. The industry is currently enjoying one of its best ever years and the sector is forecast to continue its growth for at least the next five years.”
A wealth of information and advice will be available at the Ice Cream Expo this coming February, added Mrs Carr.
Held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, the expo runs 17 to 19 February 2015.
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