Why dairy farmers have become commodity slaves


Since it attempts to secure a foothold on the world 18, the dairy sector has become more and more intensive.


I think UK dairy farmers are very commodity slaves, trapped in farming methods that are farming. We’ve been forced to this consumer taste for seemingly more affordable, although priced.


The truth is that these tendencies. Farming intensification has contributed to overproduction, but to ‘cow tales’. 1 statistic that is shocking is that over 50 percent of the milk produced in Britain today comes from herds that are placed.


I moved using 30 Ayrshires to milk production in 1973 and opted to farm sustainably, but I quickly learned that our clinics were less rewarding than those of our ‘traditional’ neighbors. So, we chose to write a prescription to dairy farming, which gave us a much price for our milk, and which ended up getting the world’s first draft of the organic dairy standards.


I don’t blame nearly all dairy farmers that have had no option except to stick to the business situation although through great luck we managed to escape the intensification treadmill. We are seeing the effects such as what could be called the cultural cleansing by cost of the scale dairy farming community in West Wales.


A large number of customers are changing to vegetarian and vegetarian diets to add insult to injury. They’re repelled from the understanding that the contemporary dairy cow has been the casualty of a business using a scale, and attendant financial strain, preventing it from being loved and cared for in a way that’s consistent with our duty to honor the lives of their animals we farm.


Yes, I think they could, but only as long as its support throws behind a multi-pronged initiative. We want high down action from Authorities in the shape of diverted Pillar One obligations, which provide benefits for moms that are far intensive, have herds that are smaller and whose cows head out to grass for six weeks of this year. Those who provide social and environmental benefits. Obligations shouldn’t be accessible to housed herds.


We must use the polluter pays principal, clinics and taxing inputs that have impacts to public health and the environment, such as usage and nitrogen fertilizer. We are in need of a labelling scheme, which enables users by supplying information regarding the amount of provenance and sustainability of dairy products.


I take firms reading and some milk farmers this could have concerns to undercut our criteria that are higher and price of manufacturing if we introduced a number of those ‘carrots’ and ‘sticks’ I’ve described above.


We are easing trade in traded foodstuffs are advocating the introduction of an global system of paychecks and implementing tariffs and taxation.


We’ve got no option but to take these measures. When we leave things as they are, we all shall be the winners that are long-term.