In the 1960s, dairying presented one of the few entry-level options in farming. Since then, its fortunes have waxed and waned, and despite responding to the economic drivers than encourage expansion and intensification, today’s industry is one characterised by marginal economic viability and increasing uncertainty.
Although counter-intuitive and in complete contrast to industry trends, some farmers are finding that a return to absolute basics is not only providing then with a viable business, it is also once again offering real opportunities for new entrants.
Chair: John Meadley (Pasture Fed Livestock Association)
Jo Greig (Pasture-Fed Livestock Association)
Mat Boley (Batch End Farm)