Norfolk dairy farmers join protest in London

A group of Norfolk dairy farmers attended a meeting in London yesterday to protest at the recent cuts in the price of milk.

Twenty five representatives from Norfolk attended the meeting that was addressed by Jim Paice, the minister responsible for UK farming.

Due to the 4p reduction in the price per litre paid by the major milk processors that has been phased in over the over the last few months , many dairy farmers are going to find it difficult, if not impossible, to make a profit on their milk.  This could well force several Norfolk dairy farms to quit that side of the farming industry, as so many have already done over recent years.

Ironically, a  recent survey indicated that the British public would be quite happy to pay more for their milk if it would ensure the survival of British dairy farming.

 

 

 

David Hobart

I grew up in Norfolk and have lived and worked in the county all my life.

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