11 Mar 2016

James Allen - Dairy Farmer Meetings

From Country Life, 9:05 pm on 11 March 2016
Milking in Golden Bay

The dairy shed Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

At a series of farmer meetings around the country, sharemilkers and the farm owners are being given possible strategies to help them cope with the massive dairy payout drop. About 50 farmers attended the first meeting where James Allen said many were resigned to having another tough year on the farm, but weren't talking of leaving the industry. However one lower order sharemilker said he was having to leave because it was too tight financially to keep going.

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