Farmers protests against Morrison’s, Aldi, Lidl and Asda as milk processors cut price per litre.
Dairy farmers are telling consumers not to buy milk at Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl and Asda as the battle over prices spills on to the high street for the second time in three years. Farmers have been protesting in UK supermarkets this week, with more action planned on Thursday night, after three major milk processors – Arla, First Milk and Dairy Crest – all said at the weekend they would cut the price they pay farmers.
“None of them have got a formula in place that’s paying a sustainable price to dairy farmers,” David Handley
This battle is greater than milk though. This battle is how supermarkets behave not only towards farmers…. but to us. They believe in cutting and controlling prices they are acting in our best interests. My best interest is met when I have a job paying me a fair wage and enabling me to pay my bills. If supermarkets persist with their practices then that job will be gone. It is a simple case of economics. Take the farmers for instance. They employ farm hands, the price of milk is cut, the farm loses money, they no longer employ the farm hand, before long the farm is out of action and sold.
How long will this take? The loss of the farm. I don’t know but it is happening now. And it will continue to happen unless we support the farmers.