Supporting Local Milk Farmers

Sarah Newton commented saying:

 

“The Royal Cornwall Show always reflects what is best about Cornwall, with many businesses including our own Cornish dairy farmers showcasing their outstanding local products. I was pleased to show my support for the Cornish dairy industry at the Royal Cornwall Show by joining the "Put Your Milk Where Your Moustache is" campaign to raise awareness of the challenges that our farmers face. My godfather was a local dairy farmer and I understand the challenges facing many local dairy farmers and I will continue to do all that I can to support them.”

 

The campaign highlights one really important way in which people can help local dairy farmers, by ensuring that they always purchase locally produced milk and dairy products.

 

Sarah Newton also commented saying:

 

“Simply buying locally produced milk and dairy products and asking the retailers where you shop to stock local dairy products will really help our local dairy farmers. I am very disappointed by coffee chain Café’ Nero, who have recently decided to boycott Somerset and Gloucester milk. I understand that this decision was taken because the company disagrees with the Government's Chief Veterinary Officer who supports the bovine TB disease eradication plans that include both badger culling and vaccination. I will not be buying coffee from Cafe Nero while the boycott is in place as I think it is misguided and damaging to our farmers.”

 

Further information on supporting local dairy farmers can be found at:www.supportswdairyfamers.co.uk

 

ENDS

 

For further information please contact either:

 

Sarah Newton on 078 1194 3164 or sarah.newton.mp@parliament.uk

 

William Haslam on 01872 274760 or amy.sawicz@parliament.uk