Personal View: from dairy farmer, Johnny Park

Johnny's Pennies
This is what I currently get paid for a pint of milk.

Not much when you hold it in your hand, and I am expected to run a farm and look after my family on this, and to add insult to injury we only get this for 80% of our milk anything over we get 5p.

Working over 90 hrs a week for nothing is starting to wear thin, especially when I can’t look after my cows as I would like, if a cow becomes sick it is nearly more cost effective to get rid of it rather than treat it, to me that is not farming.

If this carries on we won’t have a dairy industry left!

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