Out of 7.2 million dairy postings/conversations there were 172,000 vegan and dairy free threads, 14,200 lactose intolerance and 2,700 dairy alterative threads.
Turning to other concerns, over half of respondents worry about nutrition when buying or eating dairy products with 58% having health concerns over dairy.
I accept it is possible the odd farmer will successfully appeal on temporary grounds, which were beyond their control.
Those who exit will then need to meet Arla, Muller and Red Tractor standards or face being forced to leave the industry.
Since its launch in 2007 I calculate the TSDG cost to Tesco taking its TSDG price compared it to the average Dairy Co price (which actually includes the TSDG price) indicates Tescos financial investment in terms of the additional money paid to farmers is 300 million , with minimal benefit to Tesco.
QVIS basically drives efficiency and is a scoring mechanism, which indicates whether a farm is operating to a satisfactory standard as per the retailers Code of Practice.
That boat has sailed, with some purchasers having accurately read the market while others appear to be reactionary and leader-followers. ) increase prices for November, December and possibly even January the followers have little option but to say we cant recover any extra money, so we cant continue to increase farm gate prices.
Dont shoot the messenger, but the milk market is tanking down now!This month sees the launch of a humorous - but actually very serious industry-wide dairy promotion campaign in a joint effort from Dairy UK and AHDB which will involve posters, digital advertising and social media (mainly Facebook and Instagram).So raise your glass to the all-new Department of Dairy Related Wholesome Affairs!Some of you will no doubt chuckle at the creation of this fun but fictitious department and its recruitment for six wholesome passionate dairy lovers! Some of you wont like the adverts, or the campaign, but for me thats a positive.But please note, all of you serial committee people who hop from one Board to another (you know who you are! If all dairy farmers instantly thought the idea and visuals were great I would be very worried indeed. The forerunner to the campaign was a very comprehensive 195-page Dairy Market Development report in January of this year by Edelman Intelligence, who are described as tech geeks, political junkies, branding experts and media movers all rolled into one. Their advice was that any collaborative UK dairy campaign must be positive, simple, and loud, and must bring back customers, be visible to dairy farmers, create value for producers and processors, as well as support all dairy categories equally.Proud of Dairy still is a great Dairy UK initiative (and NOT, as some think, an NFU initiative).