He said the dairy market is continuously improving and with that there should be better returns for farmers but in today’s case it is not, as the processors are not paying farmers what is required to produce milk.

“The increase in electricity costs is just one of many increases farmers are faced with and whilst it costs more to produce milk the processors have not reflected this within their pricing,” said Cllr Glasgow.

“Coming from a dairy farm myself it is extremely frustrating and at times makes farmers angry seeing overhead costs increase but yet the price of milk does not.


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