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“In early April, more than one million litres of milk were thrown away on farm fields, with another one million litres disposed of in factories” Source: NFU/ADHD



This has dropped by around two million litres a day during lockdown – a 6% drop. “Things have settled down since the first three weeks of lockdown and we have seen a decent uplift in most dairy products,” says Chris Gooderham at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

“The price of milk dropped to just 5p a litre in April, though it has since risen to 10–15p. The break-even cost for a farmer is around 28p a litreöSource: ADHD

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