TUCO attends NFU Dairy Board meeting hosted by Our Cow Molly...Written by Shamari Steele
TUCO recently attended the NFU Dairy Board meeting hosted by Our Cow, Molly Sheffield on Tuesday 11th January. This was s a great opportunity for TUCO to meet with farmers, producers, consumers and purchasing groups as well as representatives from NFU to discuss the value of milk and the challenges faced by British dairy farmers.As the number of dairy farms in Great Britain continues to decline with dairy producer numbers falling by 9% over the last 3 years – the equivalent of almost 1 farm a day, the responsibility for consumers to pay a fair price for milk is greater than ever. The TUCO fairly traded initiative pays the farmer 30 pence per litre for which covers their cost of production and helps to smooth the market volatility extremes which are commonplace with the industry. We hope to see our members support the initiative so that we can take steps to supporting and protecting the industry.