Report says pay dairymen more

Shirley, Andrew
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/7/2008, p20
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the report "Real Price of Milk," commissioned by milk co-op Firt Milk and produced by consultant Promar, which suggested that dairy farmers should be paid 29.64p/litre. It also called for a new formula to calculate a consistently fair price that took account of rising production costs, family labour costs and allowed farmers a 10% profit margin that would enable them to reinvest in their businesses. First Milk Chief Executive Peter Humphreys said that many dairy farmers at a pivotal moment.


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