UK – Positive steps are being made with politicians to address current farmgate milk price trends.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) will discuss the current dairy crisis in a joint industry discussion called by MP Neil Parish, chairman of the Dairy All Party Parliamentary Group next week.
Prices have fallen 30 per cent in three months, with more cuts threatened, warned RABDF chairman Ian Macalpine (Pictured) ahead of the talks.
Outlining the purpose of the talks, he said: “Dairy farmers have accepted that there will be price volatility in future, and while these current trends are extreme, we have to find a way forward to enable dairy farmers to maintain a sustainable business."
He added: “RABDF fully understands that the current fall in farm gate milk prices reflects the global trend and shares the plight of all those involved throughout the chain.
“RABDF together with DairyUK has developed the newly launched Dairy APPG which is giving us a direct route to informing MPs about the current crisis and the opportunity to consider options which will provide a solution.”
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