The Federation of Organic Milk Groups has been awarded a £60,000 grant by the Milk Development Council. The grant will be used for a joint PR campaign to increase awareness of organic milk, as more farmers complete the conversion process over the next 12 months.
Help for herd health
Farmers who supply Tesco with milk are being offered free workshops to maximise the health of their herds. The workshops will focus on cattle mobility and calf health, with the aim of helping farmers improve welfare standards while reducing costs. Dairy cow lameness costs the industry £150m a year and farmers will be encouraged to routinely monitor herd mobility to keep lameness to a minimum.