We fully understand the strength of feeling amongst dairy producers and continue to engage with those with an interest in the dairy supply chain.
It is important to stress we are not in a position to fund a milk price at the level it was prior to the global collapse in the value of cream.
It is our hope that the market for liquid milk and bulk cream which is at the core of this issue will quickly find a balance which will allow us to return improved prices to farmers."
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.