Increased new entrants to the dairy industry promising for agriculture in Wales, FUW says

An increase in the number of new entrants to the dairy sector, have been described as extremely positive for the industry by the Farmers’ Union of Wales today.

“With the abolition of milk quotas in 2015, new entrants will have a positive starting platform and this has been recognised by the almost 200 new dairy farmers who are expressing an interest in joining the industry in the coming year,” said FUW vice president Brian Walters.

The union has long campaigned to see more Welsh milk on the shelves of supermarkets and strongly hopes that retailers will support our new dairy farmers by sourcing their dairy products closer to home and not looking elsewhere in a market that is in direct competition with ours.

“There are some concerns that increased milk production may have an affect on the milk price and we would therefor continue to urge processors to pay our farmers a fair price to ensure that the new entrants will not be let down by their home market,” added Mr Walters.

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