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Crisis Talks Over Milk Prices

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3:51pm 11th July 2012

Cornish dairy farmers vow to take action over plummeting milk prices

Hundreds are in London for crisis talks, as another 2 pence cut is announced for August.

The National Farmers Union is warning that could mean an average annual loss of £40,000.

Some at the national meeting are threatening to disrupt supplies during the Olympics, in protest.

Lanhydrock farmer Mark Oliver is on the regional dairy board: "I really hope it doesn't come to any need for that kind of action. It would be a real shame when all that is needed is that for some people in power, in the supply chain, to have some common sense and pay farmers what we need to survive. All we're asking really today, is for fairness.

"People are actually fearful now of their businesses. Producers right across the country, including in Cornwall, are wondering how long they'll be able to survive. So we're here today to try and get the message across to the government, to the public, to the processors, that this situation is unacceptable."

In the last two weeks, Robert Wiseman Dairies, Arla Foods UK and Dairy Crest have all announced cuts in the price they pay to farmers of 1.7 pence per litre, 2ppl and 1.65ppl respectively.

NFU dairy chairman, Mansel Raymond said: "We are expecting a large number of dairy farmers, travelling from all across the country, to vent their anger over these cuts which threaten the very future of the dairy sector.

"The strength of feeling is immense – farmers realise that this is a fight for survival, not only long term, but for many to survive this winter."

3:51pm 11th July 2012

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