The Dairy Industry Today. Nick Everington Chief Executive Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF). Tel 0845 458 2711 [email protected] www.rabdf.co.uk. The Changing Face of UK Dairy Farming. * Projected figures from “The Future of UK Dairy Farming”
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*Projected figures from “The Future of UK Dairy Farming”
Report– defra 2004
Note: Current herd size in EU-15 is 37, in New Zealand it is 251!
*Latest Figure available 2004
**Projected figures from “The Future of UK Dairy Farming” Report – defra 2004
Approximately 50% of the 14bn litres of milk produced on UK dairy farms goes in to the liquid market a decline of 3% since 1995.The rest is used in processing for which the number outlets for farmers to sell milk to has declined. Eg 8 companies account for 74% of cheese production.
limited to local market without good distribution network
2005 / 2006 Milk Year Farm Gate
Milk Price = 18.73ppl
Adapted from MDC “Dairy Supply Chain Margins” Report, September 2005)
* Provisional Figure