Buttercup petition

Tesco took delivery of a petition from Farmers for Action last week, calling for a milk price rise. It was presented by about 30 activists and a Jersey cow called Buttercup.

U-turn on hygiene

The FSA has made a complete U-turn on milk hygiene standards, after defending itself against criticism of its handling of alleged problems at Bowland Dairy Products. Now, milk with traces of antibiotics must go to landfill.

Wiseman will fight

Robert Wiseman Dairies has vowed to fight a writ from Arla claiming £15m damages for its Claymore Dairies operation in connection with the ongoing OFT investigation into price fixing among Scottish dairies.