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Number of Cornish Dairy Farmers Plummets
8:01am 23rd September 2012
Pirate FM has learnt the number of Cornish dairy farmers has halved in 14 years.
It comes after months of protests over cuts to milk prices ended in a voluntary code of conduct between producers, dairies and big stores.
Mark Oliver farms a herd of five hundred cattle at Lanhydrock.
He is worried youngster are being put off the industry: "Some of these farms have been in the families for generations. Farming is a strange occupation in that it's more than just a job, it's a way of life, and to give up a farm, to give up years, decades of work is very tough.
"It is a real concern at the moment. Across Cornwall, it is hard to find staff and it's hard to see enough young people coming into the industry who can really take on the challenges and enjoy the experience of being a dairy farmer as well."
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