03 September 2012
Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFC) members have been busy showing support for the dairy industry over the summer and helping dairy farmers with the fight to secure a fair price for their milk.
To continue banging the drum for the plight of the industry a YFC ‘Help Support Your Dairy Industry’ petition will be launched at the Livestock Event on Tuesday 4th September with support from the National Farmers Union.
The petition will be available to sign at the NFU stand (BM-229, Hall 19 Business Management Zone) or can be downloaded here for printing and canvassing signatures. Alternatively you can sign our online petition to show your support.
Helen Reeve, National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) Agriculture Chairman said: “We are delighted that we can help demonstrate the enormous farmer and consumer support for dairy farmers. With our extensive network of members and ‘can do attitude’ I’m sure we can rise to the challenge and I hope that our fellow UK YFC organisations will support us in this.
The level of support for UK dairy farmers has been overwhelming; this is certainly an emotional subject for all those connected to the dairy sector. Those who have taken part in the many protests across the country and at the Dairy Summit at Westminster have helped to highlight the issue of farm gate milk prices. It’s important that we keep fighting for a fair price for milk to ensure that dairy farming is not a forgotten sector of UK agriculture.”
NFU Chief Dairy Adviser Rob Newbery added: “This fight is for a fair price for British dairy farmers, and we are determined to bring about real and lasting change to the industry.
“The level of support we have seen in the past few months has been unprecedented; each and every dairy farmer knows just how important this cause is, and the message is getting through to the public too. We are fighting for our futures, and for the next generation of dairy farmers who need an industry to enter.
“That’s why this petition is so important, and we urge anyone who enjoys fresh, delicious milk to back the cause, sign this petition, and give our dairy farmers the chance of a sustainable future in this industry.”
A downloadable petition is available for signature-gathering, Please send back completed forms to NFYFC either by email or post: firstname.lastname@example.org - NFYFC, YFC Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.
T: 02476 857 200
F: 02476 857 229
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