Dairy farmers in Scotland are expected to step up action against supermarkets and milk processors over their share of price rises.
Two attempts have been made to blockade Scotland’s milk tanker depots, and the NFU Scotland said further protests were “very likely”. The Milk Development Council, which is funded by farmers, said supermarkets and processors had benefited from the 3.5p per litre retail price rise earlier this year but only 0.3p-0.88p a litre rise had reached farmers.
NFU Scotland claims that a recent cut in the price paid by processors was forced on farmers amid fierce competition for supermarket contracts.