Dairy code of practice
Welcoming that Heads of Agreement on a voluntary code of practice has been reached today between dairy producers and processors, Scotland’s Farming Secretary Richard Lochhead said:
“Today’s agreement is a good step forward which addresses some of the most important issues, but our dairy sector is not out of the woods just yet.
“The test of success for our farmers will be when we see them being paid a decent return – and certainly one that is above the cost of production.
“There is still much work to do and we will continue with our plans to consult on legislation, the opportunity for which stems from the recent EU dairy package.”