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Tesco increases farmers' milk price

Farmers staged protests this summer over low milk prices Credit: ITV West

Farmers in the westcountry who supply milk to Tesco are to get a pay rise of just over 2p a litre from next month. It follows a summer of protests over planned price cuts which saw a series of blockades at dairy processors including Robert Wiseman near Bridgwater.

Morrisons and the Co-Op hiked their prices following the demonstrations. Tesco says the new price of up to 31.58p per litre follows a regular review and is not connected to the protests.


Farmer face's anxious wait as animals tested for TB

A Somerset farmer's facing an anxious wait this evening after his cattle were tested for TB. James Small has already been forced to slaughter two animals earlier this year when they were found to have the disease.

And he's not alone. In 2010, 25,000 cattle in England were slaughtered because of Bovine TB. It's cost farmers £10 million. Our reporter Jonty Messer has been following farmer James Small as his cattle were tested.


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