Hundreds of angry dairy farmers across the South West blockaded the Robert Wiseman Dairy and a Morrisons Depot in Bridgwater last night. It was in protest over a 4 pence cut in milk prices in the last three months. They parked their tractors in front of the plant, preventing deliveries.
The government has agreed a voluntary code of practice between dairy farmers and milk processors.
One of Britain’s leading retailers says it is increasing the premium it pays farmers for their milk.
Some farmers are being paid less for a litre of milk than what it costs to produce it.