Dairy farmers across the UK have been affected by global milk process drops, largely accountable to the fact that global production has been extremely strong, while demands from large consumers, such as China, have fallen, according to Farming Life.
Farming Life reveals how DUP MP, David Simpson, visited Fane Valley Co-op in Northern Ireland to discuss a wide variety of issues facing the Northern Irish dairy sector and the UK as a whole. Mr. Simpson also announced that he had requested a meeting with new DEFRA secretary, Liz Truss, in order to raise the issues as a matter of urgency.
Simpson expresses that farm gate prices on milk have been falling for months now and that an imbalance in supply and demand are to blame. As well as Chinese demands dropping, the Russian import ban has added uncertainty, creating market imbalance across Europe. He believes that buyers are ‘sitting back and waiting on the market to find a bottom, he told Farming Life.
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