Europe’s dairy farmers are feeling the squeeze – they say big business is forcing milk prices down to below the cost of production. And they say they’re getting nowhere with their EU MPs, who they accuse of following the corporate herd.
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About 50 farmers protesting against milk price cuts blockaded the Asda chilled goods depot at Magna Park, Leicestershire. The farmers gathered at what is one of Europe’s biggest retail distribution parks at 9pm on Tuesday, 25 July. Other protests saw dairy processing plants blockaded at Ashby de la Zouch, Market Drayton and Leeds.
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This was the first protest by around 300 dairy farmers in Bridgwater in Somerset.
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