Sound bites from the forum ….

A selection of comments from today’s Farm Business Dairy Forum

Need to sell ‘wildlife disease control’ not the term badger culling to general public

Britain could become a dumping ground for European milk products

How do we help the general public understand big is not bad

Tell consumers how good milk truly is

Attitudes need to change farmers need to forward plan

Negotiate from a position of strength not at times of weakness

Retailers push small farms with their marketing then act in a way that puts them out if business

Average tenancy is 3 years bit enough to get return on investment

We need to look at export opportunities and own a share of the brands

No farmers on local planning authorities any more

Farmers feel trust and integrity missing from the processor and retailer

Need to plan for currency fluctuations

New entrants should consider farmshare opportunities

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