A coalition of British dairy industry stakeholders has urged the European Commission (EC) to introduce mandatory origin labelling for dairy products - a move they claim will provide support milk suppliers in the UK and better inform consumers.
The UK Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on the proposed implementation of rules that would allow English dairy farmers to form Producer Organisations (POs).
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers claims that the
majority of UK dairy farmers are subsidising the cost of a pint of
supermarket milk by nearly 4p per litre by failing to include
family labour costs in their accounts,...
Mounting pressure from both the domestic UK market and the
increasingly competitive European dairy sector, has recently led a
number of British milk producers to successfully lower their unit
costs of milk production, but will this...