Coun­cil to help dairy farm­ers

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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