Fewer milk processors will benefit dairymen

Shirley, Andrew
February 2008
Farmers Weekly;2/22/2008, p15
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the Milk Supply Chain Project, a 150-page document written by Oxford University economics experts and commissioned by the Milk Development Council and the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), which shows that rationalisation of the dairy processing sector would help farmers, but not affect consumers. MDC head of market information, Huw Thomas, said the report provided evidence that reducing the number of processors in the liquid milk market would result in an increased share of profits.


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