Council to help dairy farmers
THE FUTURE viability of dairy farming in Argyll and Bute is one of the region’s key challenges, says a council chief.
In a report to the local authority’s environment, development and infrastructure committee, executive director Pippa Milne described the challenge as ‘supporting the dairy farming sector, which faces significant global market challenges over the price of milk with the future viability of the dairy sector’.
The committee agreed to continue working with the Argyll and Bute Agricultural Forum and NFUS representatives to find ways of supporting dairy farmers.
Committee member, Councillor John Armour, said: ‘ We are looking to meet with farmers in Kintyre to get their views.’