01 April 2015 | Online since 2003



24 August 2012|Cattle,Dairy,News

Dairy coalition challenges buyers to reverse price cuts


Members of the Dairy Coalition today renewed their challenge to milk buyers to urgently reverse the price cuts implemented in May and June.

The coalition includes farming associations across the UK who have been protesting at the milk price cuts.

Farmers fear that price cuts will force them out of business and drastically reduce the dairy industry in the UK.

In a joint statement from the coalition NFU, NFUS, NFU Cymru, FFA, RABDF, WUF and TFA, NFU dairy board chairman Mansel Raymond said there were positive signs in the strengthening of global and domestic dairy markets, as a result of global supply tightening.

“There are some signs of improvement in the global market that would justify price increases” he said. “What’s more, it’s clear from recent media reporting of drought in the US that farmers’ costs are rising significantly. The prices cuts made in May and June are still hurting; farmers need to see that money back into their businesses now.


“Milk buyers do have the opportunity before Livestock 2012 (incorporating the Dairy Event) to detail how they plan to give farmers the financial oxygen their businesses so desperately need.

“Looking to the medium term, milk buyers all have the opportunity to identify new ways of doing business with dairy farmers and their customers. We are working with all parties to agree the voluntary code, as laid down in the heads of terms during the Royal Welsh Show. Long term relationships, based on transparent and determinable pricing mechanisms, are vitally important to the future development of the British dairy industry.

“I firmly believe that dairy farmers also have the opportunity bring about change in the supply chain. The Coalition is calling on farmers to add their contact details to a database, to allow us to discuss and potentially build producer organisations. This will help to give farmers more strength and power to negotiate in what is a very tough and competitive marketplace.”

Information on producer organisations will be available for farmers at the dairy event from Coalition members and there will be the opportunity to sign up to a database provided at the event on September 4 and 5.

Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


26 March 2015
Business Intelligence Analyst
We work in a spacious London office near the Thames, bars (staff discount), restaurants, a park and a city farm....

21 March 2015
Warehouse Apprentice
Business Administration, Accountancy, Agriculture, Construction, Customer Services, Dental Nursing, Electrical, Engineering, ...

17 March 2015
Teaching Assistant x 2
Experience with animals, floristry, construction, agriculture, horticulture or outdoor education is desirable but not essenti...

19 March 2015
Chef
For example, nut, dairy or wheat allergies. We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Chef to join our busy team....

28 March 2015
Secretary/PA
An understanding of agriculture is desirable. Full time Secretary/PA to Agricultural Portfolio Manager A fantastic opportunit...




Top stories you may have missed
23 March 2015 | Cattle

UK butchers face difficulties to recruit...

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportu...


20 March 2015 | Arable

Dust - the secret fertiliser?

NASA research has revealed how dust blown from the Sahara desert helps supp...


19 March 2015 | Arable

The Budget 2015: A Farmer's Budget?

“In the run up to the Budget 2015 most commentators were predicting that th...


17 March 2015 | News

UK's first floating solar power system l...

The UK’s first fully operational floating solar panel system has been unvei...


13 March 2015 | Animal Health

Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...


12 March 2015 | News

Solar could be cheapest energy source by...

By 2025, solar power could become one of the cheapest forms of energy in ma...


11 March 2015 | Finance

English buyers turn their attention to S...

Demand for Scottish farm land remains strong and continues to be better val...


9 March 2015 | Cattle

2020 vision for the Welsh red meat indus...

The Welsh red meat industry should aim to increase sales by at least 34 per...


6 March 2015 | News

MP raises egg industry concerns on trans...

Fears about the impact that a proposed transatlantic trade agreement could ...


Stay safe and legal when flying drones

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems - or dron...