Dairy Farmers churn their way to success
The farming industry has faced a number of difficult years, with arguably dairy farmers some of the worst hit. Despite being the tenth-largest milk producer in the world, many UK dairy farmers are looking to switch to other types of farming or to close completely.
Undeniably these tough times are due to falling milk prices and softening demand from the export market. According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs the average milk price in August 2016 was 21.34p per litre compared to 31.64p in 2013.
The toughening environment prompted Cornish dairy farmers Bill and Rachel Clarke, with the help of a loan from Lloyds Bank, to take the plunge and rebrand their business.
The total number of UK dairy cows Footnote1
of the retail market still have milk delivered Footnote2