Saturday 25 March 2017

We'll all be crying over spilt milk with crisis in dairy industry

Winston Churchill’s 'action this day' call should be applied to the dairy industry
Winston Churchill’s 'action this day' call should be applied to the dairy industry
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It's only just over four months until Christmas. By then, on the eighth day, according to the Christmas carol, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', will there still be "eight maids-a-milking", or will some of them have been made redundant?

The crisis in the dairy industry in this country, where milk producers are currently paid less per litre for their milk than it costs them to produce, will have an adverse effect on everyone. We'll all soon be crying over the 'spilt milk'!

Most farmers specialise, whether they simply produce milk, or beef, or crops. Few tend to diversify, such is the specialised nature of intensive farming these days. Perhaps such specialist farmers have too many eggs in the one basket.

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